Getting ready for 2021, don’t get caught out on making a few silly resolutions.
Follow the steps below for a more comprehensive look at how you can make real change in your own life and provide a better service to those you serve, it’s not just about your resolutions, it’s far more important than that.
Make the time. This process will likely take you a half-day anything from 3 – 4 hours. So take time away from the family and work through it.
It works best if you go step by step, but feel free to change things up a bit, or if you don’t feel comfortable with something move on, don’t get stuck!!!
Do a reality check
This exercise from Dr Demartinihelps you to review your current life and see where you are giving priorities (value) to things that may seem mentally unimportant, but the fact that you’re spending time/money/resources on them, means that they are manifesting as important.
Use this to begin to understand what your life actually demonstrates, rather than what you wish it did.
Based on your values choose your service/purpose/mission
Once you’re clear about what your life currently demonstrates, look at what it is that you want to achieve, not in 12 months, but rather what it is that you want to dedicate your life to. Read our post on choosing your struggle
Set your resolutions
This article from the World Economic Forum research provides brand new information on setting goals that are “approach based” versus “avoidance based”, showing that it’s better to include new positive activities than to avoid bad habits. In time the new positive activities may (or may not) squeeze the bad habits out, but either way, you’re on your way to achieving your ultimate goals. And after all, who doesn’t have a few bad habits!
Remember: Even the smallest action, performed daily will help you reach your goals faster than no action, and even inconsistent action is better than none. Don’t get deflated or depressed if things take longer, there are ways to speed it up and it’s all about priorities.
And to end, a quote from Elon Musk, a boy from Tshwane, who was bullied at school, unappreciated by his community and who’s lofty ambitions to change the world has made him the second richest person in the world
"If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you're putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you're doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve."
And from HBX we wish a Merry Christmas and a splendid New Year to you and your families and the communities that we serve and wish to serve in 2021.