I love that question! I have to confess that the first time I heard it, my mother was actually making the statement, “Look at the mess you’ve made!”
For the purpose of this article, the question we’re really asking is, “What have you done to make 2016 your best year ever?” Well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions have long been forgotten by many. Others have simply succumbed to the daily grind and allowed life to take over, putting their plans on the perpetual back burner.
The more goal-oriented among us have likely taken the first steps toward achieving breakthrough results in 2016. How can you do the same? Questions! Asking the right questions and then digging deep for the answers will put you on the right path.
You can start by asking yourself what those breakthrough results really look like. Try to imagine how great it would be with no obstacles or limitations. What could you achieve? Be as specific as possible and do you best to paint a vivid picture of the numbers you see on the page when you look at your financials and your bank statements.
What do you see when you look across your place of business? How many employees do you see? What are they saying about you, the company, their managers? How many customers do you have? What are your customers saying about you, your products, your services? How is your life shaping up? Physically? Socially? Mentally? By now you should be getting a feel for how you can imagine the future.
One final question: “What’s Important?” This will help you maintain balance and prioritize. And, it’ll help you identify the keys to getting back on track when life inevitably intrudes and tries to get you off your game. The next step after crystallizing your breakthrough results is to plan for achieving them. We'll talk about that process in a future article. In the meantime, to help you make 2016 your best year ever, Leading Logic is offering GPS for Your Life, an intense process for examining your situation and your priorities and putting them into action to get real results. Click here to find out more.