As we step into a brand new year many of us are setting new goals, formulating success strategies or even kicking it up a notch by hiring a life/business coach. As a peak performance strategist this is one of my favorite times of the year. I have the privilege to work with and guide my clients as they map out their goals and strategies for what they believe will be their best year ever!
I wanted to take a few minutes to share 3 strategies that I believe will help each of you create YOUR best year ever.
1. Stop comparing yourself to others. It is very easy to get caught in the trap of comparing OUR success with what we “perceive” other people are accomplishing. This will keep us stuck! Everyone is on a different journey, one that has been divinely designed to present us with the perfect people, circumstances, challenges and events to test our resolve and shape our character. We never know the “real” story behind another person’s “perceived” success or failure and therefore we are wasting valuable energy by focusing on their life. RUN YOUR RACE!
2. Connect with your TRUE passion. What excites you? What gives you a sense of accomplishment? What get’s you up early and keeps you up late? This is what you are being called to do! Going down any other path tends to leave us feeling unfulfilled. When we love what we do it never feels like work. Identify what you are truly passionate about and begin taking action. For example, if you desire to become a writer, block out an hour a day and write. The universe tends to support our passionate actions.
3. Expand your circle of influence. The 5-7 people we spend the most time with have the biggest influence in our life. By taking a closer look at our associations it is easy to determine who lifts us up and who brings us down. In order to play a bigger game of life we must surround ourselves with people who support our belief system. Do our associations talk about other people or do they discuss ideas? Do they encourage us to stretch and grow or do they criticize us for desiring to become better? How do they treat their friends and family? Is it respectful or condescending? The answer to these questions will help us build upon and expand our circle of influence. Our goal should always be to seek out and connect with uplifting, like minded people.
My sincere hope is that by implementing these 3 strategies you will be able to look back on 2014 and say…”this was my best year ever”!!!
I look forward to your thoughts and feedback.