I wanted to take this opportunity to wish each of you a happy new year. I hope it is filled with joy and laughter, health and happiness.
It is at this time of year that we take a moment to reflect and many of you will have made New years resolutions.
Have you already broken them???
How come even with the best intentions, we struggle to make change?
One reason is that in reality, January the 1st is just one day away from Dec 31st. If our habits haven’t changed, which is very difficult to do in a single day, then we struggle to stay focused and motivated.
I recently read an article which made me stop and go, “YES!, of course!!”
What that article was talking about was setting a daily practice rather than an end goal. You have an end goal, but you break it down into a process. So instead of saying, “this year I am going to create a photographic book and make it available for sale”. I Would say from today I am going to create one page of a photo book each week. Then in a year I will have a 52 page book ready for printing.
It is like when asked, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer of course is, “one bite at a time”
The advantage of this method is that when you have created your book, you don’t then fall into the slump of what will I do know, you will have developed a routine, a habit that you can keep using.
Have you ever wanted to write a book?
Decide that you will write an article once a week, at the end of the year you will have more than enough written to create a book.
For me, my goal in 2014 is to write a blog post once a week, so if I haven’t done it by Friday, then each Friday I have scheduled time in my diary to do it.
This way we create lifelong habits that begin to change who we are and what we do.
What will be your process for this year. I would love you to share, what your goal is and the “Process” by which you will achieve it.
Here is an image to help you focus, right click on it and save photo, then you can add some text to it if you like reminding you of your process and set is as your screensaver or wallpaper. The above is mine with my motto, the one below is for you.
I cropped mine a bit to fit my screen:)
Remember to share what your process is.