I read an article by Eric T. Wagner in Forbes: “Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions — They Do This Instead”
I stopped making resolutions years ago because I kept breaking them, me and 90% of my fellow Americans. But I do pray and meditate over my life and business and where I am going with them.
Wagner has an interesting approach to planning new growth and accomplishment with his 3-step plan:
Step 1 — Choose 3 Powerful Words As Focal Points. 3 words as your guiding themes through the new year.
Step 2 — Build Systems Around Those Words. Systematize strategy and tactics around the words.
Step 3 — The House Better Be Burning Down. Don’t allow yourself or others to interrupt your systems — unless the aforementioned house is indeed burning down.
I’m going to try this. My 3 words for my personal and professional lives are: Clarity, Energy, Finish. I’ll share with you how it goes and would be very interested to hear if any of you try it too.