We are coming to the end of 2021 and I want you to consider what you have achieved so far this year (and celebrate it) and what you would like to achieve for the remainder of the year (and execute on it).
Usually what we set as intentions for January 1st are long faded for most people by the end of February and by this time of year they are nothing more than distant memories.
I find this time of year as we are fast approaching the end of year a fantastic time to re-evaluate our goals and our intentions in all aspects of our life so we can finish the year strong and create movement in going into next year.
What is most important to us? Our health, fitness, our career, business, our finances, and of course relationships with others and with ourselves, especially our self-confidence and self-image.
All of these things require continuous assessment and evaluation, if we want to improve them that is.
To get unstuck, to get out of a plateau and to get into movement and build momentum, you need to be constantly reflecting on your current status and on your progress, and you need to do so objectively.
If you have never done this, I am going to show you how right now.
The truth is most people are not asking themselves the right questions, and they wonder why they never find the answers or solutions to the problems they are facing in their life.
I am going to stimulate your imagination and get your brain looking for some new answers and some truth right now so you can get out of your own way.
Below are 17 questions to break your patterns you’ve been in, to stimulate some new ways of thinking and most importantly to drive you into consistent action and to do so today.
The important thing when it comes to reflection and taking inventory is that we are true to ourselves.
Sugar-coating our results or being in denial of our avoidance behaviour might keep us feeling comfortable but it is also a sure-fire way to live in mediocrity.
“The truth always rises to the surface and what was once denial will soon become resentment if we don’t face ourselves”
Ask yourself these questions, not to be hard on yourself, but to gain clarity, for the purpose of growth and continuous self-improvement
- Have I kept the promises I made to myself at the start of this year?
- Am I truly committed to doing what’s best for me?
- Have I been taking responsibility for my life or have I been pointing the finger and assigning blame more than I should?
- Am I happy / satisfied with current trajectory that my life is on for this year and the next?
- Am I willing to be objective with my current results and make the necessary changes to continue to improve myself and my life?
Once you have answered these 5 questions honestly and objectively you can move on to the next 6 to guide you in to the next phase of action
- What are my 3 musts/ my 3 promises to myself for the rest of the year?
- For the goals I set in January but gave up on – “now it will be different because…”
- To identify limiting beliefs – Ask ‘what stops me?’ (in working towards my goal.) and what patterns do I keep repeating?
- What action can I take now?
- How do I want to feel at the end of they year?
- What do I need to NOW to guarantee that feeling?
“We are not chasing the goal, we are chasing the feeling we want on achieving the goal.”
6 more questions to make sure you get it done:
- What excuses are likely to come up to prevent me from taking action?
- What outside help or guidance do I need to help me achieve my goals?
- Who is going to hold me accountable to ensure I take the action I need to take?
- How will I feel in 6 months if I don’t do what I say I will do?
- Would I benefit from having a personal coach or mentor help me? – to save time, money and energy by creating a personalised plan customised for me, giving me clarity, new strategies and holding me accountable?
- What is the cost of me not taking action and achieving these goals?
There is always a price to pay for our success – discipline, focus, committment but there is also a price when we don’t do what we know we are capable of and what we should do for our ultimate joy and success – frustration, doubt, restlessness, low self-esteem, and regret to name a few
Like I always say, “the right question is always the answer” – Keep asking yourself the right questions and you will find the answers you are looking for.
There is massive value and power in answering these questions so I hope you will make the time for you to answer them.
I mean it when I say nothing would make me happier than you going to the next level and living your true potential. There is so much more inside of you waiting to be discovered.
I may not know you personally, but I know you are capable of more.
If you want to go further to ensure your success and not leave it up to chance, please schedule your free consult call here and see how we can work with each other