In my last blog, I talked about using The S-Factor to help you focus your thinking on Strengths and Successes. This is a good first step to reviewing how your life is going. Here’s the next step.
If you want to make changes….
Start with the S-Factor questions (see my last blog), then have a look at what you want to change or develop. Remembering you can’t change others, you can only change yourself. And “be the change you want to see” (Mahatma Gandi).
Then, choose 1 or 2 of these questions to answer:
- What have I spent too much time on recently?
- What negative habit could I stop in the next 3 weeks?
- What can I put in place to help me do this?
- How have I reacted to setbacks and what can I do better?
- How can I catch myself thinking negatively and instead take responsibility for finding solutions?
- What have I learnt recently that has made me more openminded about others?
Make a decision
There’s no better time than now so decide to start today:
- What do I commit to doing differently or changing?
- When do I want to see results?
- How will I stick to this?
Find a friend you can trust, or a Coach, who will keep you accountable on those new habits. Few of us keep going without any support or reminders from someone who cares about our success. With support you can soon reap the rewards of feeling happier, less stressed, more successful. Otherwise, it’s too easy to procrastinate, forget or let yourself off the hook!
Alison Haill of Oxford Professional Consulting has over 30 years’ experience in helping clients narrow the gap between performance and potential, so you create great teams, influence others and transform how you lead within the organisation. To discuss your context and find out more, contact Alison Haill at alison.haill@opcOxford.com, by phone on 01865 436791 or click here