When each new year hits, are you spending it just recovering from the holidays and trying to get rolling – or are you planning to make it the best year of your life?
I can’t remember who said, “Failure to plan is planning to fail,” but I know it’s true, and so do you!
Let’s assume you’re going to plan your year around January 1. Where will you be sitting in one year? What will you have accomplished? What relationships will have moved forward? What business or personal success will you be enjoying?
In 1980, I was exposed to the notion that one can choose to play a “big game” or a “small game” in life. The fact that this 30+-year-old notion inspires me as I write this post is a reflection of its impact on my own life!
In a seminar I took in that long-ago year, I realized that, up until that time, I had been more focused on not losing – specifically on not having to EVER have to go to my Dad and ask for money – than I was focused on winning—creating a life that I found exciting, challenging and fun. And I resolved to change my strategy for my life.
As a small-town girl from rural Ohio, I had seen myself as a good girl, trying to get by and make a living in the big city (Los Angeles at that time). I wanted someone to tell me what to do and when to do it, and then I wanted to do that very well - in half the time that anyone expected - and impress everyone. I wanted people to say, “Wow, she’s awesome!” And I wanted to be able to count on getting my paycheck on Friday.
In 1980, I let that go.
Instead, I posed the question, “What’s possible for my life?” - and looked at where the answers took me. I decided that the only way I was going to make extraordinary things happen was to take my shot at them!
So, what’s your plan for the New Year? Are you posing the question of what’s possible for your life? Having a coach can help you examine the big questions that can make this your best year ever.