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You could hope 2013 will be awesome, or you could MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Posted by Strive on January 08, 2013  /   Posted in Goal & Life Coaching, Strive

A new year invokes excitement about what could be. 2013 is a brand new year with new opportunities  Are you going to “hope” for a great year OR are you going to make 2013 awesome???

If you have started the year with a lovely list of new years resolutions, think about what you could do differently this year to make them stick. There might be some things on your list that have been on past lists. A wish list is not a plan. Ask yourself:

  • What exactly do I want to achieve in 2013?
  • What is my motivation, why do I want these things for myself?
  • What steps, actions or habits will help me to reach my goal/s?
  • What do I need to start doing, keep doing or stop doing?
  • What potential obstacles might get in my way and how could I overcome them?

Most people don’t take the time to think about these questions. Most people don’t consciously think about what they want out of life. You can float along and “hopefully” good things will come to you OR you can get a whole lot more proactive about it and head straight towards what you want. One of my favourite quotes sums up what I’m trying to say:

“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.” – Sara Henderson



Posted by Strive on January 01, 2013  /   Posted in Goal & Life Coaching, Strive

As we say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013, take some time out to reflect. How was your year? Did it turn out the way you had hoped 366 days ago?

I have had one of the best years of my life!! And it didn’t happen by accident! I spent the first half of the year travelling all over Europe and Africa with my husband and the second half of the year I took the plunge and started my own business. In 2012 I achieved some major goals with a little planning, clear direction, supportive people around me and a whole lot of commitment and belief in myself.

I have a quote on my desk and it reads – “At first I hoped, then I worked, then I started to believe, then I was convinced, and then finally I could prove myself (Cadel Evans)”. I have spent the last year asking myself, “why not?” and “how can I make this work?”

So I ask you the same…for that thing you really want to do or have, why not and how could you make it happen? 2013 is a new year and a new start. Instead of producing another long list of new year’s resolutions, try approaching your top goals with what, why, when and how. What is it exactly that you want, why is it important to you, when do you want it by and how can you make it happen…then start small and set your plan to action.

I hope that 365 days from now you look back at 2013 and it was everything you hoped for…or even better! Have a fabulous year and feel free to contact me if you want some help :-)

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