Was this your best year ever? Most people would probably say no. Maybe you lost your job, money is tight, or you unexpectedly lost a loved one. Maybe the year has been sprinkled with health scares and economic uncertainty. All of these things are significant events and life is full of them. However, events are inherently neutral. Some may feel terrific, some horrible and some may just suck. That's life. It doesn't matter because the only important factor is our response to those events.
We cannot control events no matter how hard we may try; there are too many outside variables. The only thing within our control is our response to them. Do we respond or react? Reaction takes its cue from forces beyond our control while responding takes deliberative thought. Both paths influence the outcome of the event. Wouldn’t you like to have a say? It's the difference between shriveling up and choosing to blame the government, big business, family and even God, or straightening up, grabbing a broom, and cleaning up the messes in life. It's about taking personal responsibility.
You could wait until next year. Next year is full of potential. It's also full of procrastination. “Next” is a comforting place to be because you don't have any of the responsibility of being “it” yet you get to enjoy the feeling of anticipation.
January 1st is an arbitrary date. You can begin a goal at any hour of any day. Why wait? There are things you wanted to accomplish this year. Get started, there's still time.
Take the 10 question, 2009 Goal Survey and tell me about your success or failure in finding, setting and getting the goals that are important to you.
If you need help finding, setting or getting your next great goal, give me a shout. Strengths based Personal Development is what Karl Bimshas Consulting does.