Okay …. the holidays are almost behind us and the reality of a New Year is upon us. Many of my clients and friends (including myself) have the intention to formulate their goals and plans for 2014 before the end of the year — during “available” holiday period time. But …. as most of us are finding, the much talked about “available” time is getting consumed with other (and probably equally [or more] important) holiday and family activities.
So….what to do? Make JANUARY Your 2015 Plan Development Month. Set a personal goal of formulating a COMPELLING personal and professional plan for the year before the end of January. Doable? Absolutely … and here’s why:
- The Holidays are Hectic – You’re at the tail end of a hectic holiday season – and for some of us that started back in early November. You’ve been on the move since then, attending holiday parties, eating copious amounts of food and frantically trying to wrap up all of your open loops before the end of the year hits.
- Make a SINGLE Resolution on January 1st – If you make a single resolution to take the first month of the calendar year to focus on the future through reflection and planning without the baggage of a worn out body and mind, wouldn’t you have a higher chance of achieving what you set out to do?
- Focus On a Quality Plan in January – Make January a month of setting yourself up rather than sprinting in to the new year with full intentions and not enough energy to see them through over the long haul. Remember that a year is a marathon, not a sprint.
To assist you in your effort, I offer the following powerful PLANNING TOOL, which I highly recommend:
- Goal-Setting and Actions Workbook — which can be found as part of a free toolkit on Scott Dinsmore’s “Live Your Legend Blog”.
January is a great month to reflect, inventory your prior year achievements and prepare and plan for the months to come. You’ll be MUCH better prepared in January to devote the quality of time and effort needed to formulate a powerful and compelling personal and professional plan for 2015 — one that will enable you to look back at the end of 2015 and call it YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!
Take the plunge …. BEGIN TODAY …. CHART YOUR COURSE for the best year of your life in 2015.
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