As we enter the “Season of Peace,” you may be experiencing something closer to pandemonium. Our hurried pace and pressing demands can become consuming, distracting, and even maddening. Over time, our brains and bodies become overworked, and our motivations may become misaligned.
We need to actively combat this “fuzzy thinking.” Liberate yourself from your distractions. Illuminate the path between you and your goals. In other words, you need to get clear.
Do NOT wait for January to think about your “resolutions.” I’m not a fan of resolutions. Too often, such bold promises are doomed to fall short of transformation, leaving us even further from our intended goals. Instead, I advocate New Years Evolution, an approach that combines continuous improvement, ongoing adjustments, and a renewed, revitalized sense of purpose.
Although this time of year brings its own distractions and challenges, it also affords us a great opportunity in time away from your work. This natural disruption to your “normal” routine (and self-perpetuating patterns of action) is valuable. Let’s use this as a time to get clear and begin 2011 with a fresh viewpoint and improved approach.
The following ten questions are not easy to answer. That’s the whole point! Honest answers to these questions are vitally important to your continued growth and happiness. Apply yourself to the challenge, and I promise you will be rewarded with a new sense of clarity. Answer these questions from a personal (life) perspective, a professional viewpoint, or a combination of both.
Focused action is the key to real progress and the way we experience fulfillment in life. But we cannot have this focus without clarity. I hope these questions will lead you to an exciting new understanding of how you wish to grow in the coming year. And I look forward to continuing to provide encouragement and guidance along the journey.
Keep leaning forward,