New Year New Start! Is it?

Well it’s the start of another year, actually as I write this it’s the second week of the year and it’s tempting to write a motivational piece around fresh start, new goals and….and….

But, most of us are aware that with all the greatest of intentions our New Year Resolutions often quickly disappear into the mist. In fact, statistically the vast majority of New Year resolutions will have already been broken or will be broken within the next four weeks.

Now before I switch you off totally and you accuse me of just being an old grouch there is a positive spin on the whole New Year thing.

On one side 1st of January is just another day marking the day the earth starts on it’s next 365 day orbit of the sun. On the other hand it also marks the day to take stock. It is time to reflect and consider. It’s out with the old in with the new.

Indeed, I often hear ‘thank heavens that year is over things will now get better!’ putting some mystical relevance to this day. Our fortunes are not going to miraculously change with the change of a year number.

When we think about it, New Year Day highlights the passage of time. It marks the passing of the last 52 weeks and allows us to welcome the next 52 weeks. It is a great time to Stop, Review and Reflect.

 

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One response to “New Year New Start! Is it?

  1. Interesting! I think a major thing to consider here is reflection- why did you accomplish or fail in your previous goals? What did you learn? The Team Results community should remember the simple yet effective ‘SMART’ goal setting tool. Is your goal Specific? How are you going to Measure if you achieve it? Is it even Achievable? Are you being Realistic? And have you set a Time for completion? Push yourself BUT be honest with yourself. Failing to achieve personal goals are very de-motivating!

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