Where do you want to improve?
Each year, for the past decade, in an effort to improve my overall well-being, I carved out some time to consider areas where I wanted to improve. This exercise came about as a result of attending a former employer’s annual conference. The company Transitions Unlimited ran several workshops on improving overall performance. One session in particular stuck with me. Participants had to identify several areas to develop. After the meeting I decided my efforts would not be in vain. I kept my goals fresh in my mind, taking stock of my list on a regular basis. To ensure that I would achieve what I wanted to achieve, I routinely assessed the actions I took. I considered what worked and what did not work. I stayed focused and made strong advancements. This resulted in a good feeling, and good feelings are happily repeated!
Investing time to seriously consider what might be done to enhance the overall life experience is an endeavor worth taking. The good news is people do possess the power to change, grow, and evolve. It’s not easy, but it can be accomplished.
Start by asking yourself what you’d like to accomplish this year. Do you want to build on an existing strength, minimize a weakness, take a class, or reduce stress? Maybe you want to eat better, spend more time with family, begin to study a new language, or possibly meditate more often.
Without judgment, assess where you currently are versus where you’d like be.
Develop your list with a minimum of 5 objectives. Take a holistic approach, incorporate both professional and personal goals. While compiling your thoughts, push aside the word “wish”. Rather, be fair and honest with yourself about what you’d truly like to realize. Think about the necessary actions you’d have to take to safeguard positive results.
When developing your list, ensure you:
Enriching yourself will not only enhance your own life, but you might find it may also enrich the lives of those around you.
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Originally published at medium.com