What is your advice for setting and actually keeping New Year’s Resolutions?
— Siana M.
Like lemmings going over the cliff in droves, each of us starts the New Year with great resolutions. Myself included! But few of us take the time to set our grand intentions for our future. Not surprising, since most of us have a hard time seeing the future when the present is pushing us forward at breakneck speed. With time seemingly slipping through our hands, we act hastily making choices on the run in hopes of satisfying our unrelenting Inner Tyrants shouting “I want it. I want it NOW!”
Yet taking the time to fast-forward, or what I call Future Forwarding, gives you the perspective needed to focus on the most meaningful—even profound desires of your life. Only then will you have created the opportunity for a great leap forward for yourself, your business, your loved ones and, y(our) world.
We have all felt the growing desire for meaning, agency, authenticity, and contribution. We’ve had the time to step back and reevaluate our lives as a result of the pandemic. Whether you are wanting to change career lanes or looking for a new on-ramp to the future, we can and will have a significant impact on our future with our commitment to peak performance and peak experience. We are striving not only for greater financial freedom and security but greater meaning and possibility. We will not only get what we are after, we will also give back to the max. These times require that we tell the truth as fast as we can (especially to ourselves) or we’ll get brought down by the next curve of change.
What will mark your success in the endeavor will be a clear statement of your core desires, your unifying purpose, passion to succeed, and a commitment to a greater future. It is my core belief that the greater purpose that will catapult us ahead of the curve is a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, which has evolved our profit-driven focus towards the new way of life.
What about your life/career? Are you satisfied? Feeling in sync with what you are doing, being? Does your work or business still provide deep fulfillment? Are your relationships filling you up?
If you pay attention and make the effort to upgrade the facets of your life and work that need revamping or retooling, you will be able to stay on track in the fast lane and lead others to their greatness.
Put the future in your own hands!