Another year has swiftly vanished into history. How were the past 12 months for you? Did you make the changes you’d planned or did your resolve for something different this year fade out by February? Don’t worry, there’s another 12 months ready and waiting for you!
If you’re not happy with the way your life is playing out, here's a few steps to help you take a whole new direction.
To make the change manageable, decide on the three most important things in your life. List them quickly without too much thought - often your first reaction will be what’s really important.
The list below provides some thought starters.
I want to make changes to my:
Health and fitness
Building stronger friendships
Start by picking 3 and you can always add your own to the list!
Decide what you will do in the coming months to make changes in these areas by writing down a series of actions that will make a difference. Put a timeframe on these actions.
For example, if you chose ‘Career enhancement’ a first step might be deciding to read one book every month for six months to improve your knowledge on the area in which you want to work. It could be totally unrelated to what you are doing now. This extra knowledge might then be the catalyst for embarking on formal studies to launch you on the career of your dreams.
Small actions like this can make big changes to how you feel and what you can achieve.
Maybe you want to learn a foreign language? What about spending more time with your kids? You might want to get involved in a men's shed or volunteer organisation?
Tell family, friends and colleagues what you plan to do. This helps to reinforce your commitment and enables you to manage the expectations of others.
Check your progress. Every month, take time to look over your action list and note any changes that have occurred in your life—even what appear to be small ones.
What are you waiting for?
If procrastination is your enemy, make a decision to overcome it and do something different RIGHT NOW. One small step could mean huge progress towards improving the most important aspects of your life.
Reach out to us if you want some help designing plans for your future...it doesn't need to be money related.
And remember to enjoy the adventure...Get after it!