2011 is gone, 2012 is here. Congrats, you’ve made it to a new year.
I’m big on reflection and planning. I reflect on the things I did, the things I want to change, and then I make plans to do something about it. I wrote about the 7 highly effective habits I’m trying to form in 2012, but beyond that, I have to start planning on career success, business success, and anything else I want to accomplish.
So in the new year, do I create a new me? New year, new you?
I like the person I am. I’m not perfect, nor do I claim to be, but I don’t need to create a “new” me at all. And you may feel the same about you. There’s nothing wrong with that. But, what I am challenging myself, and will challenge anyone else with, is take the you that you like (or the me that I like, in my case) and be better. Take that extra step. Do that extra action.
For me, I have a few areas of concentration this year:
1. Career progression – I have some goals here. I have some things I’d like to accomplish. 2011 was a great year for me in getting things setup to make the move, and 2012 is the year I plan on piecing the puzzle together.
2. Business growth – I work with Team Beachbody independently. I like being a motivator for people to make a positive change in their lives. But, this year, I need to do more. I need to inspire more. I need to encourage more. There’s a real obesity problem out there, and I want to be part of the solution, not the problem. With this means business growth, yes, but it also means a larger focus of what I need to do.
3. Financial house in order – This is always a big one each year. I’ve never been wildly successful with it. This year, I’m planning on taking careful, measured steps in bringing a level of financial stability I’ve never experienced. I have my plan in place, and now it is just time to execute.
4. Fitness – Along with the business, I have a level of fitness I want to obtain. I’ve had setbacks the last couple of years with shoulder issues, but with therapy finally helping, I hope to resume what I love to do soon.
These are the areas I know that most of my non-family focus needs to be. I’ve planned for a while for most of this, and now it’s just doing it.
A new me? Nope, just an improvement on the me that is already there.
So maybe a “new you” isn’t in the cards for 2012, but just do something to make your world better. Does not have to be anything major, just something.
Enjoy 2012 folks….its the only 2012 you’ll get!