New Year’s Resolutions
can create real change!
I like to start each year with a list of New Year’s Resolutions, and some years my list has been more successful than in others. But even when I abandoned my commitments before Spring, the process was worthwhile. There were periods in my life when I didn’t devote much time to self-reflection, so starting out a year by taking a close look at myself was a good thing.
As I often do in December, in recent weeks I asked some of my coaching clients about what they’d like the next year to bring. What will success look like in 2014? Where do they want to focus their energy this year?
When I ask clients about their goals or intentions for the coming year, I generally don’t frame my questions in terms of “Resolutions.” The concept of “Resolutions” sounds dated, and it makes some people feel defensive. They have so many responsibilities to juggle already that the idea of taking on new rules or promises may feel like an unnecessary burden.
But for me, the process of resolving to do better in the coming year often leads to progress, even when my energy doesn’t last for the whole 12 months. So today I’m working on my annual slate of Resolutions, and coming up with action plans to get things moving. Care to join me?
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