As the New Year approaches, once again I find myself reflecting on both the challenges and the incredible opportunities that have presented themselves throughout 2013. As I look back, there have been both good and not so good, but for the most part… I have been incredibly blessed.
I find myself to be both humbled and ever so grateful that you’ve given me the opportunity to connect with you – allowing me to share my thoughts and global leadership experience with you… to come to know some of you just a little bit. As I look back, there have been so many valuable interactions, comments and insights from all of you. I am so fortunate to have you in my network and I look forward to continuing our journey of continuous growth together in 2014. These are the things that truly matter…
The New Year is also a time to look forward. What will it bring? How will we continue our journey? What opportunities and challenges will present themselves? I don’t know. But what I do know is that the New Year is a time not so much for “resolutions” – we all know those are likely to be broken. To my mind, the New Year is more for RESOLVE – the kind of commitment to something important that you earnestly, resolutely commit to achieving in the coming year.
Identify where you would like to be at the end of 2014 and create a plan to achieve it. If you don’t start moving in a decided direction, you will find yourself walking in circles – forever! The last place you want to be is looking back over your career, or your life, at what you could have done and didn’t – simply because you didn’t plan to succeed. In order to avoid that unfortunate feeling, I propose you focus on intentional goals for the coming year instead.
Now, we all know that goals that remain unwritten are just dreams, so I would like to encourage you to get a copy of Destinations: Your Guide To Setting & Achieving Meaningful Goals. This e-book will not only walk you through the process of establishing meaningful goals for your personal and professional life, it will provide a reliable roadmap to help you get to your desired “Destination”. Instead of trying to stick to resolutions that are made of promises and thin air, start the year off right by establishing meaningful goals that will take you where you want to go.
Do Not Delay! Immediately, before life takes over once again, take some time to:
PAUSE. PONDER. DISCOVER. PLAN. PURSUE.
Intentionally think through what your focus areas will be in the coming year… personal and professional. Use Destinations to guide you through the process – you will be glad you did.
What will you intentionally resolve to achieve this year? What process will you follow?
As we close out this year, I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy and prosperous New Year in 2014!
I would love for you to engage the discussion and let us know how you will intentionally focus on achieving your goals in the coming year. Please feel free to contact me at Sheri.Mackey@LuminosityGlobal.com or by visiting our website at www.LuminosityGlobal.com. Check back next week for the next installment of Leadership Across Boundaries and Borders.