Year’s end is always a time of reflection. We have a tradition that says we each get a clean slate on January 1. Whatever happened in the previous year can be left behind and recycled and forgotten with the old calendar. But when we leave it behind without any reflection or thought, we are practically destined to repeat the same mistakes, have the same challenges and stay in the same place.
How can harness the positive energy and desire for shedding of the old and embracing of the new that happens every January 1? How can we get off the treadmill of running in place and start to turn corners and speed past more and more mile markers?
During this podcast, I offer a few thoughts, gathered from friends and colleagues and my own experiences. In addition, I share some guiding questions that result in a personal “process check,” designed to offer space for reflection on 2010 and anticipation of 2011. Download a PDF of the questions. (opens in new window)
Merry C McNutt says
Ah, the old new year's resolutions. I love this technology you've included with the podcast powered by Podbean.com I'll have to try that out too.
I'm in Toastmasters and my theme next week is about making a 2011 resolution to think more positively about ourselves (forget swearing off chocolate or cigarettes or whatever vice is to be sworn off in the new year); with self-love, the habits that do not support us tend to be less interesting after awhile, and eventually show up as defeating the new way of enjoying and respecting ourselves. With self-love, we get to a space of realizing self-defeating habits no longer work in our lives.