So here we are. 2015. New Year. New Beginnings. Same Person...or are you?
How was your year last year? What rating would you give it out of 10?
If you rated it less than 7 out of 10, what happened to it? What could have gone better? How much control did you have over the way things turned out?
Like anything in life, each year is kinda trial and error for everyone. We do things that we may have never done before and see what happens. Maybe a new relationship? New job? Moved house or just did things differently to see what suits you better than what's been done in the past.
Some will say they didn't do anything differently. That's fair enough if you have had a great year every year. But let's be honest with each other here. Life is all about doing the best we can with what we have, isn't it? If it isn't then it should be. What other reason is there to living the lives we live?
"So what can you do differently THIS YEAR that you've learned from in last year? Think about this carefully."
Einstein is believed to have stated that the definition of insanity is to keep doing them same thing and expecting a different result. So with that in mInd, what can you improve or approach differently so the result is better than your past attempts? I'm serious here.
If you think this is just another year of getting by, or not really getting anywhere, then that's what you WILL get and keep getting unless you sit down and take control of what you REALLY do have control of. You may not have control over certain situations when it involves others but you do have control of how YOU react, how you perceive things and what you do so they don't have the same impact as the past.
I even spoke with a client earlier this morning who called me to say they have have set a new boundary in their business for people who thoughtlessly cancel their appointments at short notice. Originally, he called to complain about how this happens a lot in his business and how infuriating it is. Then he decided to think of a way of handling it. He will now email all his clients stating cancellations now need a notice period prior to cancellation. He has started his year by setting a standard for how he expects people to respect him and his time. Do you think he will still get cancellations? Yes, but not as many as he did last year or at least clients will still have to pay for his time.
This can be applied in your business, your family life, your friendships and, most of all, your relationships with your partner and yourself. Set standards, make boundaries and stick to them.
So as 2015 gets going, take some time out to get clear on what you can do or how you can approach things better this year to step things up and make it so much better than past years. It's ALL up to you and what you do differently.
You're not as insane as Einstein stated are you?
Have a great year and speak to you in the next post.
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