New years every year brings so much hope to so many people. This is the time we think of giving up bad habits and making a fresh start. Most people take a fresh step with a good intention, only to find themselves slipping back to their old habits very quickly.
The reason for this is because such efforts are not supported by a bigger purpose. The reason for this is because such efforts are not done with the enlistment of the deeper subconscious mind. The reason for this is because such efforts do not have a disciplined approach.
Given below are a few simple steps that can help you to gear up for an amazing 2014.
Success inventory 2013:
Step 1: List down the 3 biggest learnings from successes in 2013
Step 2: List down the attitudes that lead to the successes in 2013
Step 3: List down the beliefs that lead to the successes in 2013
Step 4: List down the behaviours that lead to the successes in 2013
Step 5: List down the relationships that lead to the successes in 2013
Successes are learnings but we need to change the attitudes, beliefs, relationships and behaviours that helped us to win if we are to
achieve better success the next year.
Failure inventory 2013:
Step 1: List down the 3 biggest learnings from failures in 2013
Step 2: List down the attitudes that lead to the failures in 2013
Step 3: List down the beliefs that lead to the failures in 2013
Step 4: List down the behaviours that lead to the failures in 2013
Step 5: List down the relationships that lead to the failures in 2013
Failures are learnings and they are very important to our future success.
Visioning for 2014
Step 1: List down three big goals you would like to achieve in 2014
Step 2: List the attitude changes you need in each of the following areas: Health, Knowledge, Spirituality, Relationships, use of time, Use of money in order to achieve the 3 big gaols. EG: My body is precious, I need to take care of it.
Step 3: List on belief change you need in each of the following areas: Health, Knowledge, Spirituality, Relationships, use of time, Use of money in order to achieve the 3 big gaols. EG: I believe that the more knowledge I acquire the more successful I become.
Step 4: List on behaviour change you need in each of the following areas: Health, Knowledge, Spirituality, Relationships, use of time, Use of money in order to achieve the 3 big gaols. EG: I will sleep early and wake early every day so that I have more time and better energy to achieve my success.
Review your success inventory 2013 and failure inventory 2013 when listing the above.
Executing the vision 2014
Lets’ make sure that the exercise so far does not end up as a fantasy by taking specific steps to ensure execution.
Step 1: Create a collage: Get a art board, some old magazines, cut picture and words that represent your 3 big gaols and past them on
the art board. Use marker pens, crayons and water colours and add more creative content into it make it as vivid as possible. If you are not the creative type, just write down the 3 goals on the art board or record it in your smart phone. Display it in a place where you see it. Listen to it every day. The more you see it or the more you listen to it, the more dendrites [neural pathways] you will create that will become a resource in achieving your goals.
Step 2: Display the new attitudes, beliefs and behaviours you require [as listed in the earlier section] and read them daily at least for 21 days. Repetition of any activity for 21 days makes it a habit and success is a habit.
Step 3: Create a plan for each big goal you have, decide on specific activities, time frames and budgets for each relevant activity.
Step 4: When you plan your day every morning, makes sure the ‘to do list’ has the new behaviours right at the top. Plan to get them done as early as possible every day. This will create the foundation for your success. Thereafter plan to take forward the actions listed for each goal in step 3 above by taking baby steps. That will ensure you move towards realizing goals everyday.
Step 5: Review the day at the end of the day, celebrate successes and resolve to do better in areas that were neglected or done below satisfaction.
Step 6: Do a monthly review of the plans and achievement and take steps to make up for any short falls the next month.
Use reminder apps in you smart devices to ensure you are reminded to take action and be on track.
These steps will ensure that you are purposeful [by setting goals and a balanced set of actions], you get the support of the subconscious [by using attitudes and beliefs in the process] and you are disciplined [by following the methodical plan recommended].
Wayne Dyer once said, life would give you anything you want if you really, really, really, really want it. The 4 realise stand for; A clear dream or goal, A clear action plan, A commitment to act on it, Passionately execute. So go get it, life will give you what you want if you really, really , really, really want it.
Wish you an Amazing 2014.