I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning on New Year’s resolutions. In fact, when a client asked my opinion on New Year’s resolutions a few weeks ago I replied, “My feeling is that if you want to create change in your life there is no reason to wait for a traditional day, such as New Year’s Day, to do it.”
However, I do understand there is a strong tradition of creating a New Year’s resolution. Wikipedia shares many origins of the tradition, one of which is the Romans, who began each year by making promises to the god Janus, the Roman god of doors and gateways, for whom January is named.
What stimulated the writing of this post was coming into my office this morning and seeing that my orchid had bloomed. This is the only orchid I’ve ever been able to keep alive and blooming for a several years. When it blooms it tends to make me think about new beginnings. That it chose to bloom on New Year’s Day 2015 made me think about new beginnings and all the people who are trying to create them beginning today.
I realize many of you are considering your New Year’s resolution this morning.
~ Maybe you’re in the contemplation stage – What resolution would serve me best?
~ Maybe you’ve already resolved to make change and are giving thought to how to reach your goal – What could I do that would have the greatest impact on being able to realize my goal?
~ Maybe you’ve decided on your goal, such as exercising regularly, healthier eating or getting organized, and have already begun to take steps to realize it. If so, let me be the first to congratulate you on exercising this morning or ignoring the siren call of the donut in the bag on the counter or organizing the utensils drawer in your kitchen. – Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I’m curious what your next steps will be and how you’ll keep from falling back into old patterns?
Because I want you to be successful with your new beginnings, I made the decision this morning to offer some support in getting you there. The support I’m offering is in the form of a 30-minute complimentary coaching session focused on creating a plan to set you up for success with your resolution. This is a gimmick-free offer – no sales pitch, no strings attached – those of you who’ve worked with me know that’s not my style. What is my style is supporting others in overcoming their overwhelm and creating lasting change. If this is of interest to you, just click here to request your 30-minute New Year’s resolution session.
Happy 2015 to you all!