Every January 1 you are inundated with ads, emails, and social media posts “New Year, New You” messaging that insinuates that you aren’t good enough and you need to completely reinvent yourself.
We’re not a fan of the New Year’s resolution hype because we believe you are so amazing just as you are. If you want to improve some aspect of your life, health, career, finances, etc. you do not need to become a new you to do it.
The new year, new you mentality can lead to overwhelm, frustration and eventually failure because it’s rooted in a complete upheaval of your life, which you don’t have the time or patience to do as a busy professional.
Instead, I’d like you to do these three things to get in the right mindset before setting New Year’s goals or resolutions:
FIRST: LOOK BACK
Think back to this time last year and ask yourself: What goals did you set for this year?
Did you make the progress you wanted to make? What helped you? What got in your way?
How different is your life now vs. then?
SECOND: LOOK FORWARD
Imagine yourself a year from now. What do you want to accomplish by Dec. 31, 2023?
WHY does it matter to you?
How will it make things different in your day-to-day life?
THIRD: LOOK AT TODAY
Once you’ve reflected on these questions, it’s time to apply your insights to help make your goals a REALITY in 2023.
What do you need to learn? What do you need to do differently?
How can you jump the hurdles that are sure to get in your way next year?
What specific actions will you commit to doing?
Reflection is something that many people don’t take the time to do and it plays a role in why they never reach their goals or full potential!
But that won’t be you next year — because now you’re equipped with some POWERFUL questions!
Once you’ve put some thought into it (and if you write down your thoughts it’s even MORE powerful!), you’re ready to put together an effective PLAN to bring those goals to life.
Now is the time to make 2023 happen! Starting today. And we’re here to help. Here are a couple of ways to work with us to get the support you need.
- Sign up for a free consultation. We are taking appointments this week and you can get a sneak peek at what’s new at The Flourish Group in 2023.
- Join our free Flourish@Work LinkedIn Group for support and accountability with like-minded professionals.
- Schedule your Executive Wellness Check Up to get a concrete assessment and recommendations.
It’s the perfect time to get a jumpstart on 2023 and create a plan that works and you can sustain!