Welcome to the New Year! The team here at Five Capitals loves a fresh start and the opportunities it affords to make changes, get better and venture into new opportunities. We all want to be asking, “How can we pivot well and set ourselves up for success?”
Here are some thoughts to consider:
Focus on the small.
Yes, you need big goals and big vision, however, if you’re not clear and committed to the daily small habits nothing will ever change. Think through what your big goals translate to on a daily basis and go after those.
You’re not meant to go it alone nor can you. Find people to walk alongside you (pay for community if you have to) and invite them into your resolutions. Ideally, these will be people who have already made the changes you’re desiring to make.
No one is close friends with people who seem to have it all together. If you want deeper more connected friendships, you’ll need to be courageous and actually open up.
I recommend a fun activity every weekend and something fun every night. Even if it’s just 30 minutes with a good book. Psychology experts say we need things to look forward to in our lives. So, be sure to plan and prioritize these activities in your life.
Stop Thinking / Doing List.
Create a list of the unhelpful thoughts you’re going to stop thinking. In addition, think through unhelpful behaviors that might bring you temporary relief in the moment, but don’t truly help in the long run.
The reality is “nothing changes if nothing changes.” Yes, it’s hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember that with the right small steps, community, perspective, and focus – all things are possible.