What do you want the “theme” of your life to be in the next year – one word?
Early each year I take time to look back over the previous year and looking ahead. I do the same process with coaching clients. We take some time to celebrate their gains and note the disappointments. Having reviewed we look ahead at the year to come. What do they long to see happen this year?
This is quite a long thorough process that generally takes 45 minutes or so. So, I’ve condensed it. Below is a 5 question version and a 1 question version!
I want to share with you 5 questions to help you make this review too. I recommend that you do this with someone else, a partner, friend or coach. Let them ask the questions and allow you to concentrate on the answers.
5 question version:
- As you think back over the last 12 months, where have you strengthened your footing or gained new ground?
- As you look back over the past year, where have you failed to advance, or even lost ground?
- What’s the deep truth about your life as it is today?
- What do you want the “theme” of your life to be in the next year? One word?
- What are the things you must do or be in the next 12 months to move your life forward in the direction of your deepest heart desires?
Often we find as we review our goals that things have just happened, that progress has been made without conscious thought or action.
And if I was to chose just one question it would be no. 4. So here is the 1 question version.
What do you want the “theme” of your life to be in 2016 – one word?
Let me know in the comments below what word you chose.
I have been chatting to Red magazine about strengths or positive qualities. And how concentrating on our strengths increases self confidence.
Often schools and job appraisals focus on our weakest areas and where we need to improve, not on our strongest areas. Yet it’s often true that we would need to put in a significant effort to raise a weakness to a mediocre level. Whereas putting in the same effort to an area of strength can raise a strength to an expertise. Continue reading
Do you hear a little voice telling you that you’re not […] enough or that you’re not […] enough?
Ever considered that it is a lie?
What if you ARE enough? Continue reading
To achieve or not to achieve, that is the question.
I recently received a newsletter from my therapist friend Bonnie Miller, with article ‘The Happiness of Non-Achievement’. Now, if you were my client you’d know I encourage celebrating achievements. Writing a list of them even. A long list. Keeping it. Referring back to it.
And here is Bonnie celebrating non-achievement. Continue reading
I recently wrote about facing fears. How often do we tell ourselves we can do nothing?
This girl addressed the UN about the environment… Continue reading
Discover your Top 3 Goals
Take the free 5 minute ‘Discover Your Goals’ quiz and get your customised Goals Report here:
Use this to establish your priorities for the next six months. The quiz is short and helpful.
ACTION CHALLENGE: Download the quiz and get thinking about your goals.
‘We don’t see things as they are;
we see things as we are.’
~ Anais Nin
Wow, what a powerful quotation. If we want to change something, or change the way we see something, we need to change ourselves.
Pick a situation that is challenging you right now. Don’t go for the biggest one just yet, perhaps a smaller challenge.
Secondly, imagine you are someone else. Perhaps a wise old woman, or a young rebel or a civil rights campaigner. Take a few minutes to imagine what it would be like to live as this person.
Thirdly, look at the challenge through that other person’s eyes. What do you notice? What becomes possible from this point of view? How does this affect your self confidence?What action do you want to take?
Let me know your thoughts on this below. Whose perspective will you choose?