How willing are you to disrupt your life so you can achieve the goals you say you want?
As the new year begins, millions of individuals will declare, with good intentions, their resolutions. However, University of Scranton research suggests that just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.
So often we sacrifice our future goals for our present reality. We make choices that fulfill our short-term needs but sacrifice our long-term dreams. If we want to achieve the goals we set for ourselves then we must be willing to disrupt our old patterns of behavior and the mindset that continues to have us play smaller than our potential. Chip and Dan Heath say, “People need help saving themselves from themselves.”
As a leadership and communication coach, I challenge my clients to disrupt their life. I define disruption as taking bold action to re-engineer your life. Positive disruption requires 6 steps. Watch this YouTube video to learn about the 6 steps in detail.
Here are 13 questions that will disrupt your life – for the better – and challenge you to make your goals a reality in 2016. Download a copy here!
- What are 1-2 personal and/or professional goals I want to achieve this year?
- What behaviors are holding me back from achieving my goals?
- What sacrifices am I willing to accept in my life to reach my goals?
- What bold, incremental changes do I need to make in my life so I can fulfill my goals?
- Who/What do I need to let go of in my life so I can move forward and reach my potential?
- What is my real motivation behind working towards these goals?
- How do my goals align back to my core values?
- How am I allowing fear to drive my choices?
- Why do I consistently help other people with their dreams but abandoned my own?
- How do I want to take my past pain and turn it into something purposeful for my future?
- What would it feel like to wake up knowing I am taking steps toward a vision I believe in?
- How will I use my truth-tellers to support me through this process?
- What beliefs do I need to change so I set myself up for success?
Leadership, to me, is about helping people play bigger in their lives. Therefore, I invite your team members to answer the questions and share some of their thoughts during a team meeting or during your next coaching conversation. Engagement increases when people believe we see them, hear them, and want to help them grow into their potential.
It takes a lot of courage to disrupt your life today so you can achieve all you are capable of tomorrow! So, if no one tells you they believe in you and your dreams, know that I believe in you. Do you believe in yourself?
Go create a disruption!