Reflection:

‘New Year’s Resolutions’ are a hot topic at this time of the year. We all have good intentions but for many this round of resolutions will be the same as those vowed a year ago.  What happened to all that resolve?

To know what worked and what didn’t requires some self-investigation. Why did that relationship not work out in the way that you hoped? Why did you not get the promotion you felt you deserved? Why have you not kept up that gym routine and lost the weight?

By removing the ‘blocks’ or reasons for failure, you will stand a much better chance to achieve your goals in 2018.

So looking back at 2017, here are some of the things I have learned:

  1. All changes take time, whether it is a small change to your daily routine or a big change affecting all areas of your life. When you feel like giving up, that is when you should remind yourself why change is necessary and stay on course.
  2. Change is hard – making a decision to change is easy but to take action and continue to do so on a daily basis takes courage, determination and hard work. If you are not willing to put the work in it will not happen!
  3. Not everybody can or wants to support your change – some people get scared when they see you acting differently. They either feel they are being left behind or their own limiting beliefs stop them from supporting you. Don’t let others hold you back – you have to give yourself the best possible chance to succeed.

Mistakes are life’s lessons- if you can see your ‘mistakes’ as opportunities to learn, you will be able to make a big difference to your future. Take some time now to think about what didn’t work for you in 2017 and how you can make a positive change in 2018.