By Suzie Doscher
How about looking at the New Year as being the year of moving forward and making the kind of changes that stick forever, instead of making New Year's Resolutions?
Try something new Instead of focusing on the classic New Year's Resolutions, such as these:
How about shifting your focus to growing and developing, that is, Personal Growth and Development instead?
You will find out that having a Personal Growth approach to the New Year will automatically lead to resolving many of the ‘resolutions’ you would have made otherwise.
In fact, with time most probably all of the habits you wish to change will be replaced with more calming, satisfying, fulfilling and healthier ones. You will feel better, look better and be a better person. You will be the person you, in fact, already are underneath the bad habits.
The same amount of thought, time and dedication will go into growing and developing on an overall personal level as would into one New Year's resolution. However, the results will most certainly be better and most importantly, will be sustainable -- with practice.
During our lifetimes we never stop growing, developing and learning. This of course means changing. With each step you take on the path of personal growth, things will change, therefore you will experience life differently. Imagine walking down a road and the view never changes. This just will not happen. In reality, each step brings a new view and perspective. Life and all it encompasses changes all the time -- sometimes almost daily. It is exciting and rewarding to grow, develop and change. Plus it allows you to let go of some habits that no longer serve you.
Personal Growth and Development involves making choices that are right for you.
One way to do this is to reconnect to your Core Values. This is one of the earlier steps you learn on when working with a Life Coach. Here are some examples of the path of personal growth:
The idea of starting on the path of personal growth and development rather than thinking in terms of New Year's Resolutions, offers you a new start on many levels.
Anyway, according to researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of all New Year's Resolutions set by Americans fail. This equals 156 million people disappointed in themselves. That is a lot of disappointment!
Maximise your return by putting your energy into personal growth and development, rather than New Year's resolutions. The dividend will not only benefit you, but also last and help motivate, support and encourage you. If you are ready for change, you will enjoy this way of moving forward. Growing on a personal level brings lasting change with the essential life skills you acquire.
Contact Suzie Doscher or one of our other coaches in Switzerland for a free introductory session.
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