My social media is flooded with New Year Resolutions tips and suggestions. As you will know I am all for change (as I coach I would be in the wrong job) and fully support anyone who wants to enhance their life; be it in January or July!
However, for all the tricks and planning, there is actually only one thing you need to do to guarantee success for your goals this year.
Grab a pen and paper, and find somewhere you can answer this question.
Yes, you’ve read that right. Why?
Why do you want to make this change? How is it going to make your life better?
If you can’t write passionately about what you will gain by achieving your goals (or draw if you are that way inclined) it’s never going to happen.
If it doesn’t fill you will excitement and joy and make you smile, where will you get the motivation from when it gets difficult?
If your answer is full of “should” then you are doing it for the wrong reason.
So make 2016 the year of “Why”; looking forward to hearing about the reasons behind your goals this year.
Clara Wilcox, owner of The Balance Collective, offers flexible working consultancy and return to work and career coaching.
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