We’re entering the third week of the year with two snow storms and a gubernatorial inauguration behind us. The football playoffs are heating up, the results of what we ate over the holidays are showing, and tax season is just around the corner. Have these things distracted, delayed or completely derailed your big plans for 2022?
After reading my last tip of the week several times about Action goals vs. Character goals, I realized making action goals and applying the SMARTY principle is easy; at least for me. They sound simple when you write them down but if they’re not right in front of you, old habits quickly take control and nothing changes. On the other hand, making and committing to Character goals is hard but the reward is far greater so I decided to walk the talk and take this journey with you!
The first thing I did was look at myself in a mirror. Not the way I do when I’m shaving, I mean eye-to-eye contact to answer my own questions. Who do I need to become? What habits do I need to change? What’s holding me back? These questions have become an integral part of daily thoughts. I sum them up in one word: change! They have caused me to rethink many things in my life. I spent an entire day dusting off my dreams, getting re-absorbed in my vision, re-evaluating my priorities, and purging things holding me back. What’s different this time? I committed to become the person I’ve always known I can be. I committed to recognize old habits that no longer serve me and replace them with new ones. I recognized not only things that were holding me back but also realized certain circles of people I associated with were more like anchors than advocates! Lastly, I determined I was guilty of trying to do it alone so I have committed to hiring a coach in two areas of my life. Yes, even a certified coach needs a coach!
How deep are your commitments to change? Are you willing and ready to have an eye-to-eye conversation with the person in your mirror? Do you want or need someone to support you on your journey? Maybe you’re not ready to take the first step in a group setting such as WAM!. That’s fine but I invite you to contact me directly at my personal email address (email@example.com) and have a conversation to figure out where you need to start. Dust off your own dreams, clarify your vision, and commit to the journey!