There’s nothing wrong with a little forward planning. 2018 is just months away, making now the perfect time for some clarity and focus for the year ahead. Answer these simple questions to identify your drivers for next year.
- What was the most important decision you took in your business this year?
- What was your best quality as a leader this year?
- What was the best piece of advice you got, book you read or course you took this year?
- Where were you most focused this year?
- Which moment / single event was your proudest this year?
- Which two actions brought about the biggest results?
- Where were you most inspired this year?
- Which three most important qualities will dictate your performance next year?
To help you on your way, here are some powerful insights from my good friend and life coach Martyn Hume Cobbe.
Would you build a house without plans?
If you wouldn’t build a house without plans then why would you build your life without a clear plan for how you want it to be and how to achieve it? Maybe to avoid disappointment if it’s not achieved?
But if you fail to make a plan, you’re guaranteed to be disappointed. The first step in a creative process is getting clear about what it is you want to create. The design might evolve throughout the process of creation but how can you commit fully to action, focus your energies and make all the necessary decisions required without a clear outcome in mind?
In the life planning process, step 1 is establishing the goal – what you’d like your life to be in 3-5 years time. This picture includes your relationships, physical environment, your work life, your health and your experience of living, just to name a few.
Step 2 is getting really clear about your personal resources, your drives, your strengths, your natural abilities and your values, for these are what will empower you and keep you on the pathway to fulfillment.
Step 3 is to eliminate any limiting beliefs that arise as you start moving toward your desired outcome. These are bound to arise because they are the primary barriers that have prevented you from already achieving your life goals.
This three-step process is about creating a map of your life and then creating and installing an internal compass. This compass will keep you on track and in the right direction as you come to the many forks in the road.
The amazing thing is that, when you know you’re on the right path, you’ll find a wonderful sense of gratitude in the now and an innate ability to enjoy the journey as it unfolds…