New Year, New Perspective
Sara Wilson, CPCC |
“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” –Kristin Armstrong
I love to get up early, be awed by the color of the sky at sunrise, and get a fresh perspective for the day. A new perspective is powerful. It brings new viewpoints and new solutions to problems, it frees me from ruts and feeds me ideas of new ways to do things. The mere possibility of new approaches brings me energy.
As a new decade begins, fresh perspectives and new opportunities are miraculously available. Opinions differ about setting resolutions for the new year. In my informal poll the responses are divided almost 50-50 with each group talking just as passionately about the reason they do or do not set resolutions. Do you set new year resolutions?
Sometime along my journey I started being a person that set resolutions. Honestly, I’m not sure how many resolutions I have achieved. But to live is to continually change, adapting to find the best approach to be your best self.
Two years ago, I began calling resolutions “intentions.” Resolutions (goals) seemed far off while intentions feel in the present and require me to continually be present and take action.
What I know as a coach and consultant is that finding words that resonate–bring forth emotion–is critical to making the desired results come alive and be a driver for action. What words will motivate and support you in what you want to achieve?
Fresh perspectives are a mindset. What would 2020 be like if every day you had the mindset of a new perspective as you live, work and play? How might a fresh perspective benefit you?