Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)
Stop – Change – Start is a powerful way of being for the individual and team thirsting for continual improvement.
I thought you might be amenable to this rather enjoyable and satisfying ‘end of year ritual’ to check out the old year and bring in the new; from both a personal and professional perspective.
The simple instructions for either your solo effort or your immediate Team…
Sit down (with a cup of tea) and make a note of your thoughts around the following four points:
1. What have you accomplished in the past year, personally and professionally? (List both the big and the small stuff – its common to get over 20 items. Include things such as taking a trip or learning a new skill as well as your business achievements?)
2. What difficulties did you overcome to realise those accomplishments? List out the blocks, challenges, tough periods, uncomfortable decisions or turning points?
3. What personal qualities within yourself did you evoke to get past those difficulties? Courage, strength, persistence, humility, humour and so forth?
4. Given the above, what do you wish to accomplish personally and professionally in this new year? Targets, goals and ambitions–think big! A wish list – not a must do.
Very best wishes for a successful and Happy New Year 2015.
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