Set Yourself Up for Success in 2015

Two questions to ask yourself before beginning a new year:

It took me a long time to understand what it means to set myself up for success. I revisited a Socrates quote this past week.  He said, “The unexamined life is a life not worth living.”  I like to look back on that quote and evaluate where I have been throughout the year as well as where I need to go.  In order to be adequately prepared for whatever circumstances come our way, we must learn from where we have been.  I hate the thought of repeating the same mistakes over and over.  The only way to successfully avoid this mistake is to prepare. The best way to prepare is to put it on the calendar.  Set a time and a place to answer these following questions.

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Setting Yourself up for Success, Question 1:

What did you do right in 2014?

It’s always great to celebrate the wins.  Look back and recognize what was a success.  Successful things are great to repeat. Find out what went right and why it went right.

Setting Yourself up for Success, Question 2:

What do you want to change in 2015?

Sometimes problems need to change.  Sometimes change needs to simply happen.  Great things done over and over again can become average.  Make sure you haven’t become average.  Evaluate what you need to change and change it.  Changing doesn’t mean you get it right the first time.  It could me that you get it wrong a few times before you get it right.  The important thing is to grow.

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