We’re nearing the end of the year and now is as good a time as ever to think about what you want more of going forward.
And one of the best ways to get a jump on that is getting crystal-clear about what you don’t want.
Why You Need to Get Comfortable with Saying “No”:
When I ask, “What do you want?”, I’m not referring to a wish list of things you’d like to see come to pass if you had a genie at your disposal. There will be enough gyms crowded in January and February with people who mean well, but are kidding themselves about their actual commitment to getting in shape.
Two tips for creating New Year’s Resolutions that will actually stick:
Expecting to get something (of value) for nothing is the fastest route to disappointment and frustration.
“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
What we’re after are the kind of advancements that, when paired with focused, reasoned action, enhance your quality of life for years to come. Maybe it’s closer bonds with your immediate family, some headway in your next career odyssey, or finding a new partner that you can grow with.
So, take some quiet time this holiday season and think about some of the people, activities, or even mindsets that are standing in the way of obtaining the life you’ve dreamed of. Shedding excess mental and emotional weight sets the stage for a better tomorrow.
Out with the old and “in” with the new.
A “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” to all of you.
(If you need help defining what you want—or some suggestions for making progress on those goals—feel free to reach out.)