New Years come loaded with promise: the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. I personally love new beginnings: sunrises, that first cup of coffee – you get the drift. New Years however can be epic new starts, often pre-loaded with both optimism and cynicism. After all, research indicates a mere 8% of people achieve their resolutions!
So how can we make 2015 different? Here are some novel ways of making 2015 rock.
Define the year with a theme: If you were to have a theme word for 2015 what would it be? My mentor, Robi Mack, has Bold as her professional theme and Forgive as her personal theme. Thinking in terms of a theme word for the year sets your intent and actions for the year without strait-jacketing you into rigid goal-setting.
On another note this is what entrepreneur James Clear suggests. He says focus on systems that help you succeed. So if you want to write a book, set up a system that makes you write every day, for example. Sometimes just focusing on the goals can be overwhelming. Would a systems approach work for you?
Finally, make it fun! If there’s anything we learnt from the mega-successful ice bucket challenge last year it was public accountability and fun deliver results in bucket loads (excuse the pun!).
Here’s wishing you a mega successful year.
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