Smashing The Jar?

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What will the 2013 jar reveal?

A year ago tonight, after a few too many wines over a dinner table in Bristol  we started to talk about new years resolutions for 2013. I volunteered to co-ordinate everyones commitments and keep them in this pink jar until tonight a year later!

It will be interesting to see later on this evening whether all us can remember

1) What did we all  intend to do in 2013?

2) How well have we individually done in achieving what we set out to achieve?

3) Did any original intentions change due to circumstance or did we make a conscious effort to make a change to our goals?

4) Do we want to repeat the exercise this year?

If I reflect personally on these questions and 2013 it would be the following

Yes I can remember what my two goals were clearly. I have exceeded my intention with one of them and adapted the second but feel good progress on that one as well; so overall a massive sense of achievement. Yes I would like to repeat the exercise again as publically committing too and being accountable for your goals to someone else is a powerful process to adopt.

I also met some very inspiring new people throughout 2013  and I am thankful for this. I love it when you learn new skills and meet new people who add different perspectives.  This to me is the key to a good year “never stop learning or expanding your circle of influencers”. Professionally and personally this enables you to continually grow and share this knowledge onto others.

I wonder what the jar will hold for 2014?

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December – Look forward or Look Back?

goalimageIts a strange month December. Should we be making a last minute attempt to achieve all those goals we set in January or should we forget those and start thinking towards 2014 and resetting some more challenges?

Also everyone is so busy the whole month of December could pass buy quickly, with the festive preparations and social gatherings that no progress is made on goal achievement.

Why not set some small challenges for December?

Look at that “ to do list”. What has been on there for a long time? Perhaps December is the time to tackle those tasks or goals that are fairly simple to tick off the list but just need some dedicated focus. Why wait until January?

Just think of that sense of achievement you get when something you have been meaning to do for ages gets accomplished and ticked off the list.

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After listening to Chrissie give a talk at Bristol University last Monday we were all reminded what can be accomplished in a very short space of time.