The importance of figuring this one out for ourselves is beautifully put by a dear friend and colleague, Adrian Miller, who’s a writer, business owner, and NYC’s Smart Hustle’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
After hopping online for one of our Brain Health workshops, and she noted: “when physical and mental wellness are the main drivers for our personal and professional happiness and success, it makes good sense to invest 45 min of your time in this online workshop to see how you can optimize and realise maximum positive results in the short and long term. Afterall, these are the building blocks of our lives.”
Here’s that Top Tip I promised you that comes in 3 straight-forward steps –
Figure out ONE thing that currently has some room for improvement for you.
Create a plan to address it.
Finally, set up a system for accountability.
Now, for me, there have been many times when I’ve said, I’ll pick my top 5 actionables or whittle it down to 3.
However, I’ve learned that the best way to see results is to focus on one thing. 1 It’s manageable, and more often than not, one goal has several sub-goals anyway. Once we’ve achieved this first goal, we can pick a new one.
After clarifying your single goal, decide on the date to have it done by (it might be 1 year, or it might be 3).
Next step – state your steps to action it.
Finally – schedule the time into your diary now, so it’s real.
For some of the goals I’ve set in my life (like read a book or attend a webinar), what’s made THE BIGGEST difference that determines whether I reach my goal or not is being accountable by working with someone who’s been there, done that.
This support can help us to consistently invest the action that Adrian talks about.
Over to you – if there’s ONE goal you could set for the year ahead, what would or could it be?
And if you know of someone who’s maybe resisted setting new year’s resolutions so far, or even decided not to bother setting goals anymore as it’s been depressing for them then please do share this; it could be a game-changer for them too.
‘Til I see you on this week’s #ALiveWithFi, keep sharing your sunshine
1 Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and then get stuck if we focus on more than one goal at once. Although “when you focus on one thing at a time and master it, three things happen: 1. You master the subject matter or skill. 2. You master the process of mastery. 3. You master yourself.”
“Goal Stacking: Why You Should Only Start One Goal at a Time”
- Gordon (2015)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.