Shenita Sanders, MA, CPPC
2014 proves to be off to a wonderful start. So, in order to keep a good thing going, here are three great ways to have a productive year.
1. Establish a clear vision. Creating an unmistakable direction for your year will better prepare you for your journey. When we are clear about where we want to be, we better equip ourselves for success. Let’s face it, making positive changes can require lots of hard work. However, if we are sure about what we want and why it is important to have it, then we freely make a conscious commitment to ourselves to not only do better, but to be better.
2. Strategic planning. Making smart and realistic changes are essential keys to successful long-lasting change. For example, if you try to lose weight by means of starvation, then it is highly probable that your plan is neither smart or realistic. As a successful Life Transition Specialist, my secret weapon to helping clients reach their goals, is to get them to have a greater understanding of themselves as a whole. I teach clients to understand and embrace all of their strengths and weaknesses. Knowing this provides the client with critical knowledge to help prevent failure. Together, we devise a smart plan that undoubtedly leads you to the desired result.
3. No excuses. Now that you have a clear vision and strategic plan, it is time to give yourself a 100% commitment to your goal. You are now willing to give any and everything to make sure that being the best you is a top priority. There is such an intense desire to move in a positive direction that it feels as if very little could stop your progress. You are keenly aware of past failures and successes and will use that to your advantage. Success is your only option and your 100% commitment empowers you to be successful.
Even though change has the potential to be difficult, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right changes, you can turn that mountain to a molehill, to a success story. As always, live life FUTURE FOCUSED!
What change(s) will you make in 2014? Future Focused