Archives for December 2012
Is there one essential question you can ask yourself that will prove especially valuable in the coming new year? Is it possible that there is one question that removes any doubt about your commitment to having your best year ever?
I think there is, but first, a short diversion.
I love the ritual of one year ending and a new year beginning. It represents a starting over, a new beginning and a fresh start. Whatever went well in the previous year I can choose to be grateful for it and build on it. Whatever didn’t go well I can be grateful for it also, learn from it and choose to do something different. In either case, I have a choice about how to view my past year and what specifically I will do over the course of the new year. For me, this is liberating and exciting.
So, what is the one question I have for you? It is:
What specifically Will your closest friend, colleague or family member see and or hear from you that eliminates any doubts and or questions they have about your commitment to having a stellar 2013?
This question is powerful for three reasons:
1. It involves your closet confidant – someone who knows you well and knows how you behave under all circumstances. It involves someone who can call you on your stuff in a constructive way.
2. It is all about being behaviorally specific. It asks about behavior and what you will specifically do over time -it isn’t about what you intend to do, but about what you will commit to doing.
3. It helps you to think bigger. Defining what a stellar year looks like for you is essential. A truly stellar year may have more meaning for you when you think of it in personal relationship terms. For others it may have more meaning when viewed from a professional, spiritual, financial, or community involvement perspective. But let’s not over think this question…defining stellar is the jumping off point for creating a stellar year.
I have no doubt you will have a great answer to this question. When you have your answer post it here on my blog.