Making changes is about firmness of mind and determination.

If you make New Year resolutions you’re not alone; roughly 41% of us do.

So, what are resolutions and why do we make them? They have been defined as:
1. the process of resolving something such as a problem or dispute
2. a firm decision to do something
3. determination; firmness of mind or purpose

Common resolutions are related to self-care:

  •           Healthier eating habits
  •           Exercise routines
  •           Work/life balance
  •           Sleep more
  •           Schedule “fun” time  ex. Get a hobby, socialize with friends/family

And another common resolution is to spend less and save more.

Is there anything in your life that you want to STOP doing? What about new behaviors, routines, or actions that you’d like to START to do? We heard a New Year’s interview that also encouraged people to assess what they do well with the reminder to not neglect our strengths.

Maybe you don’t make resolutions but it never hurts to ask yourself:

  1. What’s working well/what isn’t? (For you and your team/organization)
  2. Are you lacking any skills?
  3. Do any of your behaviors impact others? How?
  4. Which of your habits impact your life and career either negatively or positively?

If you’re stuck, ask others for feedback. Simple questions include:

  • Please share 3 things I do that you want me to CONTINUE doing
  • Please share 3 things I do you’d prefer I STOP doing
  • Please share 3 things you’d like me to START doing

It’s up to us to replace our non-productive behaviors and actions. Document what’s working well and what you’d like to change and add both to your 2023 goals.

Making changes is about firmness of mind and determination. Wishing you success!

Mike and Jan

A failure to take precise and deliberate action is the reason why so many New Year’s resolutions and other goals fail.
–Jordan Ring