New Year – New You?

Dec 31 2015

New Year – New You..right?

So, we are at that time of year again – the end; also commonly known as a new beginning.

Many of us will take time to reflect and think of all the things we achieved or didn’t quite fulfill in 2015, and these may inform our goals for the New Year!

Whatever it is you want to achieve in 2016 take some advice, some I wish I had been given a long time ago, and it maybe simple but it really does work. Why wait till the New Year? Do one small thing to get you started as soon a possible.

What do I mean by ‘one small thing’?

Let me give you an example – one year I was berating my lack of action around some personal development I had wanted to achieve for over two years! What was stopping me? Why was I being so pathetic? I listened to my own internal dialogue – the voice in my head – the feeble excuses of; my diary is always so full, I never get time to focus on me, I never know when the courses are! Suddenly I had a simple thought – why don’t I check the dates of the course for the coming year right now – then I will know when the dates are and put them in my diary for the year ahead! (Embarrassing really  – this was not rocket science!)

But that one small action; took less than two minutes on my laptop, and got me moving. Over the next three years I went on to achieve my NLP accreditations right up to and including becoming a Master NLP Practitioner.

What did I learn from this? One small step in the right direction got me moving, it started the momentum and I didn’t stop.

Here’s my checklist for goal setting at any time of the year!

  1. What ever I want, can I state it in the positive?
  2. Can I associate it with all my senses?
  3. Does it fit with who I am?
  4. Is it a win-win? For me and all around me?
  5. Am I prepared to pay the price?
  6. Is it a step in the right direction, and what is that first small step?

Have a great New Year, and go and get what you want! Not just in 2016.

And I look forward to the prospect of meeting some of you in the coming year.



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