For some, this year may have been a good one. For others, less so. Of course, it’s possible that your year has gone really badly. Alternatively, you may have had the best year ever. The reality, though, is that this is where you are now. And, no matter how your year has been, it’s what you do next that really counts.
A bad year or, as a minimum, a year that has turned out differently from what you wanted, can be very demotivating. Alternatively, a good year can provide a powerful motivator for further success. The opposite can also be true. A year that went less well can be the catalyst to better things. A good year can lull us into a false sense of security, allowing us to misguidedly ease off. So, again, it’s what you do next that really matters.
Look at where you are now. I repeatedly encourage people to take stock. Consider what’s working for you. Contemplate what could be working better. Establish where you want to be in one, three, six, twelve months’ time. If you’re worried about repeating the same mistakes, analyse what worked out differently from what you wanted. Crucially, note what worked and what you may want to approach in an alternative way.
And, no matter how bad you feel that it went, remember that you’ve made it through the year. You lived through and experienced a whole range of situations. You got yourself from there to here. Therefore, this means that you must be doing something right.
Above all else, make sure your plans are well-formed. My first podcast was all about goal-setting, and it’s a recurring theme in much of what I write. The essential factor in well-formed goals, apart from bringing them into now and imagining that you have what you want now, is to ensure that you’re creating an exciting and compelling future. Therefore, if your reaction when you read back your plans and goals is a shrug of your shoulder and a silent “whatever” you may want to think again.
If you know how to create that exciting and compelling future, do it now. If you’re not sure, book a free consultation here, and then work out the next step. You know that you can do it, and you know that it makes sense, don’t you?