With only 30 days left in 2018, it is the perfect time to set a strong foundation for next year.  Set the stage for inspired goal setting and planning with 3 simple but powerful questions.

3 INSPIRED QUESTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

1. What were your wins and successes in 2018?

The pace of life increases every day. Many of us fall into the trap of planning for the future without paying attention to the impact of what we’ve accomplished so far.

Before getting deep into planning for the coming year, take time to acknowledge and celebrate all the wins from this year. Think back to January 1, 2018, then reflect on each month since and recognize all that has been accomplished:

  • Where have you and your team grown, evolved, achieved and out-performed?
  • What happened over this past year that deserves to be celebrated?
  • What have you learned along the way that will help inform your vision and goals for the coming year?
2. What will success look and feel like in 2019?

Many goal setting processes focus solely on key performance indicators (KPIs), without considering how reaching those goals will look and feel.

Defining Leadership - InspireCorps

InspireCorps’ definition of success aligns with our definition of leadership: success is not just about reaching or exceeding KPIs, but also about how you grow stronger, better, faster and more fulfilled in the process. 

Fast forward to New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019, imagining it’s been the great year you hope it to be: how do you feel?; what are you most proud of?; what was the key to successfully working toward and achieving your goals this year?

3. What is your your game-changing leadership goal?

New Year’s resolutions-  those frequently uninspired and unrealistic goals many of us find ourselves staring down year after year on January 1. We are not a fan of resolutions.

Instead of resolutions, we find that a more powerful approach is to identify one, high-priority, game-changing development opportunity. This opportunity should be a behavior, skill or competency that will produce game-changing results. 

Consider the following to help you identify your game-changing goal:

  • Reflect-on feedback you’ve received through performance conversations or anecdotally, both personally and professionally.
  • Observe-where are you not getting the results that you want currently?
  • Identify-an area of performance where you can bring even greater value.

After identifying your highest priority opportunity, take a few minutes to AMP your goal:

The New Year brings with it a sense of hope and optimism; a clean canvas with an abundance of opportunity.  In the next 30 days, set aside some time for reflection and aspiration. Use these questions to inspire your goal setting for 2019.  

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