I have never really been a big fan of New Year resolutions, even when I did try to make a few. Like so many of us I generally start out full of good intention and enthusiasm in early January and by the end of the month, it is largely all gone.
However, for this year, I’d like to give them another go, but with a bit of a ‘twist’. Borrowing an idea from Phil Jones, I have been following his ‘Magic Months’ programme for network marketers for a few months now and his ‘Traffic light’ system for monthly review and reflection is simple to apply and elegant.
I’ve just scaled it up a bit so it applies to the whole year so, for 2016/2017:
- What do you want to leave behind in 2016? – Red
- What do you want to take forward with you into 2017? – Amber
- What new thing do you want to start in 2017? – Green
In addressing these questions for myself, for 2016/2017 I am finding it helpful to link them to a few of my favourite quotes. My intention for 2017, is to ‘internalise’ these so they are always with me, helping to keep me on track. A bit like a ‘personal compass‘. Each one resonates with me emotionally, and that’s why I think they will serve me well.
So click here, if you want to read the rest on my latest LinkedIn post….