How’s your new year going? Did you make a list of things you want to do or change? Are you making any progress? Statistics would lead me to believe that you haven’t made any progress. This may sound harsh, but most people give up on making changes before they even get out of January.
I want to help. Now, I don’t have some magic formula that will automagically make all of your dreams come true but, I do have some practical things that can help you get from point A to point B.
First “R”, spend some time reflecting on where you are and how you got there. You didn’t get there by accident. Now, this will take some time. Don’t just think about this, allow yourself to feel it too. Are you angry? Are you sad? Are you happy? These emotions can help fuel your success as you move forward. Writing this out in a journal can help cleanse yourself of it and provide an opportunity for future reflection.
Second “R”, you need to regroup. Ask yourself, “Is what I’m doing right now working?” There’s a good chance it’s not. It’s time to regroup. Grab that journal and take inventory of all your resources. What do you have that is working? What do you have that’s not working? What do you need to give you that extra push? Focus on what you need and work on eliminating what’s not working.
Third “R”, you need to reprioritize. You need to major in the major things and minor in the minor things. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Does your calendar reflect that? Where are you spending your time? Are you working on the things that will assist you getting to point B? What are you doing that someone else can be doing? Freeing yourself up from things that are holding you back will assist you in moving forward.
Fourth “R”, you need to respond. All the thinking and writing in the world won’t accomplish much unless it leads you to action. You have to take all the momentum you’ve developed over the last few steps and use to drive you forward. Break down what you are wanting to do and put those action steps on your calendar. And get moving!
Were still in January, so don’t panic. There’s plenty of time to get moving. Just don’t wait too long! Time does have a tendency to fly by! I hope these help you get closer to your destination.
What do you want to accomplish this year?