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You want to be successful, right? You and I know it takes more than just luck, don’t we? Why yes, we do!
That’s why during this time of year when we hear that little New Year’s resolution bug begin to pester us we get a tad bit nauseous inside. We feel the need to set goals, goals and more goals for the upcoming year but don’t always know where to start. Am I right?
There are gurus out there who will tell you to write your goals down, break each one into small chunks and get ready to take on the world. That’s all fine and very necessary, but allow me to offer a much needed step before spring boarding your brain into the New Year.
My answer? It’s simple. Before embracing the New Year why not take some time to look back. So many times we run through life at a speed that could probably outrun the fastest cheetah on earth. We don’t stop to notice that we have accomplished some pretty astounding things, and we definitely don’t take time to celebrate our successes.
I know I want to set some meaningful goals for next year, and I’m guessing you do to. The thought of coming up with that great master plan can sometimes feel daunting, and if you’re like me, it can also be paralyzing.
Isn't it exciting to know we all get the same clean slate and that next year is full of endless possibilities? I love the quote by Seneca that says, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
So, before we move forward and prepare for another goal setting session, let’s take some time to think about where we've been and all we have accomplished.
Through the years I have done this exercise myself and with teams I've been privileged to work alongside. It has a simple name. Ready? Insert drum roll please. It is my list of 2014 Accomplishments. Here’s how you can create your own list in 5 easy steps. So, here goes…
Think ahead, plan for 2015 and all it has to offer, but take time to look back over this year. You probably accomplished more than you realize. If no one else tells you, please allow me to say...
You've done a good job!
Tammy K. Johnson