There is nothing that inspires like a good classic proverb. A favorite of mine is the one that says, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” The proverb talks about days, but the principle holds true for years as well. As we quickly approach the end of this year, we all get a fresh start. Each new year is an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, re-evaluate our direction, and set new goals. In this article, Blueprint LEADERSHIP wants to share seven important steps that will guide you toward intentionally navigating your upcoming year and all the potential that lies within you. We strongly recommend that you set aside some focused time to walk yourself through this year-end exercise.
Step 1: Reflect on 2014. Acknowledge both the good and the bad of the past year by taking a realistic assessment of your accomplishments/joys and disappointments/sorrows. What strengths emerged in your life? What mattered most to you? What were the top 2-3 inhibitors or hurdles that limited you? [Read more…]