It seems like just yesterday we were toasting to the brand New Year 2018. The kids are back in school and the looooong hot summer lives on. We have made a resolution to say a big FAT NO to New Year’s resolutions. But that doesn’t mean we have abandoned our focus on what we would like to achieve this year. We are just changing the way we think about it and we are moving focus.
So … rather than setting 3-5 key goals, we are just focusing on the ONE goal or as we like to call it, The Power of One. For those of you who have already forgotten what resolutions you made in the heat of the moment, full of hope and good intentions, this strategy may work for you.
This is how it rolls.
1. Ask yourself—what am I most worried about right now?
Think fast and furious. Chances are you know what you want to be working on, so why not make this your next mission? This becomes your sole focus and mission moving forward.
2. Write down your mission
This clears up any of those fuzzy moments. You can use the traditional SMART guide making your goal - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timebound. If that doesn’t make sense, trying using the SAFE guide:
||Picture yourself achieving your mission.
||Believe you can achieve your mission—after all, Tom Cruise always does.
|| Add in some emotion. How will you feel when mission impossible is possible?
||Visualise telling others how you will feel when your mission is complete.
3. What do I need to do?
Get clear about the exact steps needed to achieve your mission.
Chunk them down into smaller steps that will inspire and motivate you to success.
4. Execute fast and furious
Schedule the actions you need to take in your phone, diary—using your organisational tool of choice. Be religious about executing your actions. This will help you keep motivated and inspired.
5. It’s OK to FAIL
FAIL is just another acronym for First Attempt in Learning as spoken by APJ Abdul Kalam. The best part is the Failure leads to Success. The quicker you fail, the quicker you will succeed so flipout those old negative thoughts and replace with some positive SUCCESS thoughts.
6. Tell others
Shout about your new mission to your friends and colleagues. Having an accountability post can help keep you on track and focused on your mission until completion.
7. Celebrate your success!
Yayyy time. Mission accomplished. Pull out that bottle of wine and celebrate!
Happy New Year to all our peeps. We’re all back on deck after our summer holiday break and ready to RISE UP and Smash out 2018! Our people have been busy revamping and rewriting our programmes to align with the NEW NZQA NZ Certificate programmes offered by Te Wananga o Aotearoa. This means new updated resources we hope you’ll find extra user friendly and useful. Spaces are filling fast and some programmes are currently operating waitlists so if you’re serious, get in touch pronto.
See you on the beaches.
Sue, Georgette and the Barbican Team.