The start of 2015 is an opportunity for you to evaluate where you are, where you want to go and the actions you need to take to get there.
The life you have is a result of the decisions you are making.
2015 is an opportunity to make a fresh start with some different decisions.
- Step One – Where are you? In consulting terms this is the “current state.” You cannot make any progress unless you know where you are. Start by drawing a circle and putting your name inside of the circle. Then connect your circle to other circles, like orbiting planets, with all the things going on in your world. You may be surprised by the size of your universe once you write everything down.
- Step Two – What do you NOT want? Sometimes it’s challenging to get clear about what you do want until you spend some time thinking about what you don’t want.
- Step Three – What do you want? Be specific and define this in as much detail as possible. This is known as the “future state.” That’s a helpful frame because it’s more than just a goal. Think of this like a movie script that shows in lush, living color what you really want.
- Step Four – What are the actions needed (new decisions) to move you in that direction?
Powerful change words that can accelerate a Fresh Start include:
Decision – while change may be a process, every change begins with a decision. You can’t change your life without making different decisions.
Determination – when you are clear about where you are and where you are going, you can have, “firmness of purpose.” This is about resolve; the promise you make to yourself that you will never give up.
Desire – this is the deep down personal hope or longing for something. Your desire must be greater than the obstacles you will face.
May your decisions be wise and lead you in the direction that fulfills your life purpose. Here’s to a Fresh Start!