Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a lot about success and what it means to you.
Many of you will have an idea of what success looks like and some of you won’t have a clue what you want.
Some of you will be setting and following goals, but are they really aligned with your authentic self?
Do they really represent who you are? Do they align with your inner most values?
To make 2017 a successful year, complete the following 6 goals:
Goal 1: Be clear on your values
Summarize your list of values and put it in a place where you can look at it every day. If you are a creative person, make it colourful, add pictures. It’s yours, so personalize it to you, let it make you smile each and every day. If you need a reminder of how to establish your values watch my short video The Importance of Values in Setting Goals
Goal 2: What do you want to achieve in the next 10 years?
These are your dreams. Do something that makes you feel great before sitting down to write this list as it will allow you to clear your mind of fear and negativity.
Open your mind to every possibility, if miracles could happen what would you want?
What’s in your heart that you dream of doing?
Put any fears you have to one side and go for it.
You don’t have to share this list with anyone.
Goal 3: What can you achieve this year?
Reflecting on your list might seem like an impossible task, however if you take each one in turn, what is realistically possible to achieve this year? Break it down.
If you are looking to revolutionize the education system, perhaps the challenge for this year is to start building up your network in this arena. This could be joining a school committee, meeting with a member of parliament. It could be the year of setting foundations and establishing the landscape today and who the key people are to be influencing.
Remember it’s a 10-year objective, some might well be achieved before then.
If you are a creative and visual person, you might like to create a mood board showing what you want to achieve in that year. It’s fun and an opportunity for some mindful time.
Encourage friends and family to do the same!
Goal 4: What can you achieve each week?
Review what is achievable each week. Get a weekly planner together and list out your weekly ‘to do’s. When you start ticking each task off, you will be left with such a feeling of achievement, a feeling of success. Many of us don’t know how to recognize success because we don’t allow such a success planning opportunity.
Based on the scenario in Goal 3, is it feasible and realistic to go to one networking meeting a week? Decide what works for you and remember to be realistic, this about work life balance, as the say ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day!’
Goal 5: Review
It’s important to take regular time out, or mindful time to check in with yourself.
How are you doing?
Focus on achievements here.
If something isn’t making you feel motivated, perhaps the approach isn’t right for you.
Look back at the blog I’m Feeling Stuck, But I crave Change and review what your areas of fulfilment are.
If you are doing something not on this list, it’s basically not making your soul sing, so be creative and find a way of achieving the task by doing something that makes you feel fulfilled. For example, if you want to help teach others and you decide to write a blog, but deep down you don’t really get a buzz from writing, then perhaps a vlog might be more suited to you? Something to consider.
Goal 6: Celebrate!
It’s so important to celebrate success, even small ones.
The more you recognize your achievements, the more empowered you will feel and the more success you will deliver.
If you need support with your 2017 success planning, please contact me for a complimentary 30-minute chat.
I also have a 17-page self-help guide that you can work through to help you take action for change for only £4.99!
Believe you can!
Change and Confidence Coach