Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead. That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane. You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.
You Get to Celebrate Your Rock Star Moments
“If it ain’t broken” applies here. Because it’s not broken at all. In fact, it’s a whole lotta fabulosity! With all that awesomeness comes a good dose of confidence and a sprinkle of “feel good” with a cherry on top.
Positive vibes mean that you’re more likely to see things with a “glass half full” mentality. That will come in handy when things don’t always go the way you plan, and you’ll be more likely to push through the tough times. So, go ahead and totally savor those times when you aced it.
And you can only do that when your reflect on your accomplishments. Whether you closed that really huge deal, already put away all your holiday decor, or, like me, spent more quality time with your family, go celebrate!
You Get to Capitalize on Your Assets
Strolling through your wins is a great ego stroke that also helps you figure out what you should keep doing. But, don’t let “senior moments” rob you of the memory of what those things are. If the wins are that awesome, you need to write them down. Put in all the details and let it be the road map for more success. Even the smallest win can have a huge impact.
One of those things for me was a simple plug-in. I used to use a digital calendar to track all my blog posts, but I recently made the switch to the WordPress Editorial Calendar. It’s easy to use and lets me plan ahead. Simple. Effective. Not broken. So, it stays.
Think for a minute. What’s been working for you? What were your accomplishments and high points of the past year? Now, go get a pen.
You Get to Plan Out New Rock Star Moments
Isn’t nice when awesome things happen just because? Isn’t it even better when you bust your butt and everything comes up roses? So, why not err on the side of greatness and use some of your rock star mojo to plan out your future successes?
At this time of year, lots of us are looking back at what sucked. Anybody can do that. We’ve all done that at one point or another. You can take a look, just take off your pointy boots and stop kicking yourself in the pants. Be a bit more thoughtful about it. A thoughtful, future-driven person, looks for opportunities to turn unsavory moments around, and finds ways to make new fabulous, rock star moments.
Think about the results you want to achieve, add a few shakes of realistic possibilities, a couple of pats of motivation, and voilà! A plan is born. You know what’s coming next, right? Get that pen and start writing. Don’t ignore the power of putting pen to paper as this will help you solidify your thoughts, to really think things through. Read more about how to make good on your rock star goals.
Btw, since January is Get Organized (GO) Month, it’s not a bad time to plan how you’ll shine in that department. In the meantime, let me be the first to say congratulations on all that you did well last year!