In a flash, 2017 has come and gone. Now is the perfect time for a yearly review to appreciate all you’ve accomplished and to think about your direction for the coming year.  If you’re finding you haven’t quite finished what you started, it’s time to ask yourself a few questions…

  • What went well and what did I accomplish?
  • What did I want to accomplish but never finished (or never started)?
  • What improvements have I made in my life and relationships?
  • Have I eliminated the clutter in my life? Have I overcome the things that were holding me back from reaching my goals?
  • What do I need to do to make myself happy and to feel more fulfilled in my personal and professional life?

This type of purposeful reflection is much different that than simply making a list of New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all made those resolutions, but more often than not, we never see them through.  In order for resolutions to work, you need to be truly motivated to take action and you need to be held accountable for making that effort.

If your answers to the above questions aren’t what you would like them to be, it’s not just time for more resolutions – it’s time to take some real action. Don’t just think about it – put it in writing so that you can truly see how far you have to go, but also how far you’ve come. Keep a journal of your answers to these questions and write down what you need to do to finish what you stared or to get to the next level. Visualize what you want, set realistic goals, and use your journal to keep your path clear. Every day, do something that will get you one step closer to your goal. Ask for help. Work with a coach to help keep you accountable to your actions. When you reach a goal or finish a project, cross it off your list. Then at the end of the year, you will be able to re-assess and see all you’ve accomplished, instead of just having another conversation with yourself about past resolutions that didn’t work out.

Start the year off right.  Make yourself a priority and make today your opportunity to become the person you want to be. Training For Warriors will inspire you to be better in body, mind and spirit!  TFWConnecticut has the program to get you started and the TFWConnecticut Coaches will be with you to keep you accountable to reach your goals.

Debra Rydziel

Coach, TFWConnecticut

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