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Fall Resolutions

  • September 4, 2018
  • Written by Meridian Admin

School is back in session and with it, a new year. Or at least that’s what it seems like.

After those lazy days of summer, it is time to look at the important projects or tasks ahead of us. We may want to look at what new habits or goals we’d like to form or achieve before year’s end.

As creatures of habit, the new school year often represents new beginnings. It’s an opportune time to reflect on the past and then move forward. We might want to ask ourselves what new beginnings do we wish to see at this time of the year?

If we are not too sure of what new habits or goals we want, we might reflect on previous resolutions. What were the resolutions we made in January? Why were they important to us? On a scale of 1 to 10, how far along are we toward achieving them?

If we have not made much, or any, progress in achieving our previous resolutions and they are still important to us, a couple of questions come to mind. The first is, what derailed us from reaching those goals or forming those habits? What can we do to get back on track?

Sometimes, in reflection, those previous resolutions may not make sense anymore or we no longer see them as important. This then is a time to think about what is important to us now and how are we going to accomplish our goals?

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” Chauncey Depew, American Politician, 1834 - 1928

Often, it is questions that help us to move forward. These may include, what is the first step we need to take? Are there any barriers in front of us that may thwart our resolve? Who can help us ensure our success? What does success look like?

 

It is so important for us to be accountable, not only to ourselves but to others to assist us in reaching our desired goal. Whether we issue ourselves the challenge of becoming fitter, or completing a project, or achieving a specific personal or career outcome, we will find more success if we have articulated our desired outcomes to a trusted friend or colleague, a family member, a mentor or a coach. Keeping it in the forefront of our mind and working on it every day will reward us with reaching our goal.

 

“A fresh day brings new sunrise and new hope for a fresh start.” Lailah Gifty Akita, Author

Paul Abra, Certified Executive Coach, Motivated Coaching and Development