A very wise person introduced me to the concept of picking three words as my theme for the New Year rather than setting New Year’s resolutions. I did this for 2019 and really worked for me so I am doing it again for 2020 and I’d like to pass on the concept to you. The challenge with New Year’s resolutions is that we often set challenging goals that are black and white i.e. we succeed or fail. There is no grey. Often they require significant changes to our routines and habits and the reality is that most of us have […] Read more
Anyone familiar with Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will know that Habit #2 is Start with the End in Mind. It’s a habit that could help you achieve your goals. I’m not going to attempt to paraphrase his work but there are a few key points I want to highlight: Beginning with the end in mind means being clear about who you want to be and where you want to go. You need to set goals that are aligned with your values and life purpose You need to complete your mental creation before you focus […] Read more
Being afraid of failing can be a very powerful fear and it can stop us even trying to achieve our goals. Learning how to recognise and overcome it can change your life.