Welcome to a new year. Now what? Well you could start by reading your email and going through that big pile of paper on your desk. Then you could check your calendar and figure out which meeting is first for the day. After a couple hours it’s time to step out for a little lunch. Back to your desk, more email, more piles to work on, more meetings to attend. End of the first day, whew! You’re outta there and heading for home. Tomorrow you’ll be back and do it all again.
That’s certainly one scenario that might play out for you. We’ll label it the “Business as usual” scenario. The question I have for you is whether that’s what you want. Do you want to show up each day and simply respond to what is thrown your way, going through the motions as you have on so many days that have come before this one? It’s easy to do. You’re good at it. Routine is comfortable. Autopilot takes less energy.
Let’s consider at least one other scenario. In this one you’ve shown up to work on the first day of the year with a vision of how things could be. You’ve got a goal that made you leap out of bed with excitement. When you arrive, the first order of business is to begin developing your plan for how to meet this goal. You take care of the stuff that needs tending, but your focus is clearly on the goal and what it will take to achieve it.
It’s a new year. You are in charge of your own life. What’s your vision? What will it take to bring it to life? Now go get it.
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