Don’t make the decision for themDec 09, 2023
Well hello, December! Fancy meeting you here so soon!
Remember when we were kids - adults used to say how quickly time passed and we had no idea what they were talking about? Now I really know what they’re talking about - this has been one speedy year!
The good news is that it’s not over yet. There’s still plenty of time (a whole month!) to create the impact you want to have.
Some ideas for you:
Tell the story of your month - this is one way to identify what’s really important to you so you can focus on that. Pretend it’s January 1st and you’re looking back on December. What’s the story you want to tell? What did you accomplish? What did you do, where did you go, who were you with, how were you being? Write out that story in such detail with the emotions you’re feeling so that you can see it coming true. Then get started on living that story.
Wrap up the year - clear the decks for the new year by wrapping up the current one. Pull out your calendar or journal and find all your wins and not-so-wins. Find all the learnings you received from each one. Then decide what comes with you into the new year. What will you dive deeper into? What will you leverage even more? What will you do differently? And what doesn’t get invited into 2024? You get to choose.
Look ahead to next year - you probably naturally do this at the end of the year. My invitation is for you to do the same Tell Your Story exercise I suggested you do for December. Write out the story of your 2024 the way you’d like it to unfold. Leave some room for magic. Remember: details are important and so are the emotions you feel as you write out what you’re achieving. Surprise! You’ve now also set your goals for next year. Everything you achieve / accomplish / experience in that story is a goal that’s meaningful to you.
We still have an entire month to play with. What will you do with yours?