As we welcome in this New Year, this can be a game-changing question for me to ask myself – and I’m curious to hear what your take is on this…
You get to decide
You might be like me in that you’ve been blessed with having experienced many journeys around the sun so far, and we get to decide whether it’s going to be a replay of those past years or if it’s going to be an assess and a re-aim.¹
Can you relate to having felt like you’ve been replaying some not-quite-so-golden moments in terms of old habits that don’t necessarily serve you that can lead to circumstances that aren’t ideal in your life?
Time for something different?
This was my reality until I made the conscious decision to change my scenario and to start reassessing at the end of the year – in fact during the year – even each quarter, why not? – and then re-aiming.
Making a choice to spot the results that are coming from the behavior (including communications, actions, decisions etc) that’s happened so far.
I’m not a tree
If that’s not so ideal for me in terms of the outcome, then what would be ideal and if I know what’s got me to this point, what is it that I could do that would create a different outcome?
After all, I can shift and change – I’m not rooted to the spot like a tree!
I don’t know about you but that’s been something that I’ve definitely spotted. It reminds me of a thought that one of my mentors spoke about, from conversations he had with his father.
My mentor was commenting to his dad about how much he appreciates his wisdom, and his dad explained that age doesn’t guarantee wisdom. He relayed that several of his friends appeared to be reliving the same year 80 or 90 times depending upon their age.
It’s not necessarily an easy path to be ‘awake’ to this concept.
For me it takes effort and focus to stop and choose to really look at the results I’m getting and if my results are not ideal, to ask myself – ‘what do I want to do refocus on, and what could it take to get results I want?’
I’m curious – what about you? Is the New Year ahead going to be a replay or a conscious assessment and re-aim?
Anytime is a good time
I was talking to a friend about this and explaining that for me, it doesn’t have to be a new year, as in literally a turning over a calendar page, it can be any day that I choose to have a new outcome, a new reality, a new focus and a new results.
Until I see you on this week’s #ALivewithFi, have a fabulous day ahead and as always, I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Ciao for now 🙂
¹ Goal-setting in psychology is an essential tool for self-motivation and self-drivenness – both at personal and professional levels. It gives meaning to our actions and the purpose of achieving something higher.
The Science & Psychology Of Goal-Setting 101
MR Chowdhury, BA (2019)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.