It is traditional at this time of the year to declare your goals and resolutions. I usually do this exercise like many other people. I often come up short on my accomplishments at the end of the year, but I have enough success to keep me at it.
This year, I have designed a different way of approaching this exercise. I’m calling it “The Ones.” The idea is simple; write the answer to each of the single challenges below and then execute against it. I’ll give you the list, and then my own answers as an example.
- One person to meet – Mine is a particular multi-millionaire financial adviser for 30 minutes. He has achieved success and balance and I want to understand some of how he did it and what he learned along the way.
- One habit to break – Interrupting my customers. (I’m terrible at this).
- One habit to make – Writing in my business journal daily. (I am reading old journals right now and am re-learning some great lessons that I learned once and seem to have forgotten.)
- One book to read – I have a stack, but for a project I am working on, “Dramatica” by Phillips and Huntley.
- One question to answer – What is the best structure to support our continued doubling growth?
- One fight to have – Stopping work at the end of the day. True, it’s a fight with myself, but it has to be had and I need to win.
- One fight to let go – Perfectionism.
- One example to set – Gratitude.
Some of my “ones” I can finish on a snowy afternoon. Some will take me all year and there are others that I will have to have discipline to accomplish through daily effort. Give a shot at making your list and see how it influences your thoughts.