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What Will Your 2016 Story Be?

By January 15, 2016February 14th, 2019Articles, Leadership

writing“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that book by setting goals.” ~ Melodie Beattie

Happy New Year!

2016 has greeted us full of opportunity. It’s what we’re going to make of it that will be an integral part of our story in December. We can take the reins and drive, or we can passively move through and see what happens. Ultimately it’s up to us.

Everyone has a story to share whether it is culminated by a short time on this earth or a long time. These stories are made up of triumphs, failures, learning, embarrassing moments (I have heaps of these), love, anger, disappointment, hurt, grief and so much more.

What we choose to do with our professional lives contributes a significant amount to our story. How we progress through our career, how we drive our business. Regardless of your path, we ultimately face into the same challenges:

  • We have limited time that we need to do more with
  • Change is rapid
  • Competition is endless
  • The pace is frantic
  • We need to innovate, collaborate and strategise continuously.

We are now living in what I call a ‘busy economy’ where business is looking like it will become even more flexible, transient and mobile. Things aren’t going to slow down anytime soon. Global events impact on the markets we’re all dealing with. It’s challenging to say the least and pretty much impossible to predict what the future may look like long term.

We know all of this and wishing it to be different is certainly not a success strategy. We are all in control of our story. While we can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we handle it. We can control how much time we invest into our business and career and we can control our actions.

So, what do you want your story to be in December? One of triumph? One of exhaustion and defeat? One of pure chance?

I’ve chosen to start this year completely focused and I have so much clarity on what my story will be come December. I’m clear on my What, Why and How and am also aware of the challenges that will pop up along the way that I’ll need to navigate. Including a renovation at home, only minor, but will cause significant disruption to my sanctuary and test my patience levels!

Choose what your story is going to be this year. You are the author. Create the pages with whatever you want them to look like. Full of colour, learning’s, triumph, navigating challenges, joy, health, family, balance, energy. Whatever it is for you have a clear picture of it now and start working towards it. We don’t have time to waste.