It’s that time of year again, when we dust off our trusty New Year’s resolutions, shine them up a bit for the year ahead, and away we go. If New Year’s resolutions were true measures of our resolve, then only a small percentage of us (4% …yes you read that right, 4%) would be considered to have any resolve at all!
But what if that is because we are doing it all wrong? We’re great believers in the old adage that we tend to over-estimate what we can accomplish in a day and under-estimate what we can accomplish in a year. So, we take a long view of the year.
And, we like to take an appreciative approach to life, which in this context means that what has served you well in the past is likely your ticket to having things work well in the future, i.e. play to your strengths.
So with that in mind, turn your attention back to 2020 with some appreciative questions to help you connect to your strengths.
What accomplishments are you most proud of from 2020?
What challenges have you overcome in 2020?
How have you grown in 2020?
Who have you become in 2020?
What new connections have you created in 2020?
What difference in the world have you made in 2020?
What is the gift of 2020 for you?
Standing grounded in your past and recognizing that you are a pretty kickass human being, let’s pivot to the future.
Think about your purpose – your mission in life. Connect to what is important about bringing it into the world. Now consider…
What do you want to create in 2021?
What do you anticipate might be challenging in 2021?
How do you want to grow in 2021?
Who do you want to become in 2021?
What new connections or relationships do you want to create and grow in 2021?
What’s the difference you want to make in the world in 2021?
What is the gift you want to share with the world in 2021?
We look forward to sharing our thoughts and ideas with you in the year ahead.
Our wish for you in 2021 is that you step even more fully into your leadership and live your purpose from a place of choice, freedom and connection.