What does the new year mean for you? Is it a time that you decide what new things you want to implement in your life, a time to make new goals and start fresh? I've always looked at the new year as a time to move in a new direction and get going on a new goal that I have. But this year I've noticed something different. I really like some of the things I'm already doing, and I want to use this new year as a springboard to continue doing them. For instance, I have been working out lifting weights consistently for several months now... I don't want to start the year off by trying some new workout program or a new routine... what I've been doing has been working and I am seeing results.
So I'm using this time to reflect on what worked really well in life last year. What things do I want to make sure I stay consistent with? What things do I need to make small tweaks in to improve? What didn't work well at all?
To sum up, this new year for me is a scan of my last year combined with a vision for the new one. An acknowledgement of who I've been and who I want to become. And I'm more focused on that- who I want to be, rather than what I want to do. Do I want to go on a week long bike camping trip? Rather than make that my goal, my goal will be to become the kind of person that can/will take a week long bike camping trip. Do I want to make a lot of money? Then becoming the type of person that has a mindset of building wealth is a better goal.
What about you? Can you switch your New Year's resolution from a doing/thing, to a being/personhood goal?