My mom, Patti Winker, told me about this awesome blog post..
Read it! -> Resolution Revolution.
I liked the blog post so much that I'm assigning homework based upon the idea to all of my coaching clients.
What is it exactly?
In this article, the author, Christine Kane, states that New Year's Resolutions don't work (which is completely true). Most people abandon their resolutions within weeks.
I personally feel that failed resolutions only make us feel like our goals are NOT achievable, and it also is bad for self-esteem when we go to try to achieve them the next time, causing us to think “Why bother. I didn't succeed last year. I might as well quit again.”
Christine instead suggests that you should choose a single word that will be your motivation or mantra for the entire year.
I've found the exercise to be very telling. I narrowed mine down to three words. And, the three work together nicely, actually. But… I'm not going to tell you which ones I chose yet, until you have yours.
Now, before you go LOOKING for your word, I want to stop you for a second.
Instead of making it a mission to find a word, I'd ask that you read through Christine's blog post and see which words choose you.
Yes, I said that right. Which word chooses YOU.
In my experience, the right one(s) will jump out of the screen at you. For instance, the one that picked my mom is totally different than the ones that picked me.
What word will choose you? I believe the one that you need RIGHT now will stand out to you.
I printed off my three words in HUGE font and hung them on my wall. I also explained to Ivita what each word meant and why it was important to me this year.
I will share my words (and pics) next week. 🙂
But, for right now, please go read the blog post and post your three words below.
Looking forward to making 2012 your BEST YEAR EVER!