This week’s guest contributor is Mark Lee, an Accountant from the United Kingdom. He is also an Author, Speaker, Blogger and Mentor. I have known Mark for over 8 years and he has been a fan of Remember the Ice. Thank you Mark for your support.
I appreciated his message so much, I did the exercise. Then I asked if I could borrow his content and challenge my readers to do the same. He graciously said, “Yes.”
Before sending you my festive greetings here’s a valuable tip. It will help you to finish the year on a high and to be excited for what the New Year will bring.
To do this I invite you to spend a few minutes identifying your top 3 achievements in 2016 and the 3 things you would most like to get done in 2017. I’ve explained how you might do this below.
Once you’ve done the exercise you’ll be more inclined to talk positively about things when you are chatting with family and friends over the next couple of weeks.
If you skip this exercise you may find that you simply dwell on those things that went poorly. The negative emotions around things that went wrong often overcome our desire to focus on the good stuff – unless we make a real effort. That’s what I’m suggesting here.
I regularly encourage those with whom I work to adopt a more positive mindset. So, two questions for you:
1 – What are the 3 or 4 things you have achieved this year of which you are most proud?
Maybe they are front of mind, or perhaps you need to think back over the year, check your diary, and think about when clients have thanked you or when you took advantage of new opportunities to good effect. When did you feel most satisfied with your actions and outcomes this year? Try to focus on things you actively achieved rather than those that just happened to you.
2 – What are the 3 or 4 things you are seriously keen to achieve in 2017?
Answering the first question is likely to get you in the right frame of mind to answer the second question. And these 3 or 4 goals can then be a focus of your attention and activities from the start of the New Year.
So what do you say? Are you ready to tackle this meaningful exercise?