create practical processes
For 2014, I’m describing the things I’m putting into place for my next level of growth as Commitments – not resolutions, not goals and not intentions. That word resonates more with me. It’s about a declaration, followed by real action steps and a plan.
Practical Processes – Not Just Lofty Goals Or Visualizations
I ran across a few articles toward the end of 2013 that were perfect timing for me. The authors were talking about the potential danger (and common pitfalls) of focusing TOO much just on goals or lofty visualizations with doses of reality.
I’ve had times where I’d beat myself up, get really discouraged & negative, etc. because I was focusing too much on a particular goal and current reality. And not enough focus on the practical processes & daily parts I controlled to pave the way to that goal.
If you’ve set a challenging or lofty goal for yourself, there will be both expected and unexpected bumps along the way. If you’ve not done enough of the homework to really outline the daily steps you need to stick with and focus on regularly, it’s easy to just look at the goal mid-journey and feel defeated. All or nothing thinking steps in and stops your progress.
For 2014, I now make time for BOTH levels of thinking & focus: lofty goals with visualization AND cycles to create & do the practical processes or steps that carry me along.
What are you committed to putting in place for yourself in 2014 to reclaim your life?
by Sean O’Meara