New Year's resolutions always fail.
This is what I feel every year.
Yet I continue to make them annually.
And I typically abandon them by mid-February.
This year, to ensure that my intentions are solid and sustainable, I have decided to begin by asking myself eight questions.
1. What would make 2023 awesome for you?
This question helps you create a mental imagery of success (like athletes do), contemplate your desired future. Setting a GOAL is essential, but defining appealing OUTCOMES is a game-changer.
2. Which behaviours have not served you in 2022?
This question uncovers undesirable behaviors that held you back, such as procrastination, negative self-talk, avoidance of certain tasks. Time to replace them with positive ones…
3. Which behaviours have served you well in 2022?
See yourself operating from strengths, feeling energized and confident, aligned with your core values. Bringing positive emotions is a great way to broaden your scope of cognition enabling creative thinking and motivation for 2023.
4. What has been planted and is waiting to grow?
Look at what efforts have already been made and consider how to continue nurturing and supporting them in order to see them grow and come to fruition.
5. Who are the five people you spent the most time with in 2022?
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn says that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Who you spend time with influences the person you eventually become. Who you are with can elevate you as much as it can bring you down.So, who do you want to spend time with in 2023?
6. Who were your most valuable relationships with?
When you surround yourself with positive people who inspire you and understand you, it's so much easier to stay focused on your goals. They help you to stay energised and motivated, and you'll feel less stress.
7 What mountain are you climbing?
What long-term objective are you striving for? Evaluate if it Is it still important and if effort and resources are still directed towards it.
8. If you were not afraid, what would do this year?
Are fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of the unknown holding you back? Contemplate your possibilities if you were less afraid and more confident.