We know that: “Every ending is really just a new beginning” From experience we also know that: “New beginnings are often described as painful endings” - Lao Tze We probably also know this too: “Endings are our beginnings, and beginnings are ours to turn into something good” – Elizabeth Chandler We could try and do this: “Celebrate endings as they precede new beginnings” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie A reminder our lives are different to stories: “Every story has an end, but in life every end is a new beginning” At this time of year it’s always a time of reflection on the good, and the not so good that’s happened to us over the last year. It’s also a time we may look to the New Year with new hope and inspiration as well as a time for making positive changes, developing new habits, introducing positive changes – a time
The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting a different outcome. Isn’t that what we often do? We end up stuck in a pattern of habit, particularly bad habits where we just follow the same route, routine or pattern we have always done. We are often just too busy to consider how or what we might do differently – no time – no energy – no inclination – so what happens? We just keep doing the same old. Today might be the day you draw a line in the sand and take ownership of what you are doing and why. Decide that today is the day for change and change for the better. Today might be the day that works on those weaknesses, or obstacles, certainly those things you wish you had done better. It’s often not as hard as we think it is.
If I asked you when was the best time to create a life plan, what would you say? 20s, 30s or older? When you were younger did you make a life plan? Did you map out your career or your life even just an outline? Or did things just happen? Doors opened and you went through them to where you are now. Did you end up where you wanted to be if you did plan? I often hear clients saying that they are no good at planning. They can’t create a plan, see a plan and find it hard to plan. One of the best ways of developing a business or personal plan is to create a vision board. Whether we are a creative person or not, seeing something visually is powerful and deep. There are stories of people who have developed a vision board and packed it away only
What Superhero powers do you wish you had? I’m sure you remember reading comics as a child and enjoying the superheros at their best? Saving others, flying in and making everything perfect in the world. Using their superpowers to everyone’s advantage. Then we grow up and realise there aren’t such things as superheros or superpowers, but don’t we all wish we had some at times? This got me to thinking about looking at the areas in our lives that aren’t working as well as they might. Things we know we could be doing better, or more of, or less of. It might be those things we could magically stop or start doing. Whichever of the above we might choose, perhaps we could choose up to three of the superpowers below and then look at how we might use these to help ourselves, our businesses, our family, or our work. If