2022 is coming to an end. Most of you will be talking and thinking about new year resolutions for 2023. I used to do it myself until I realised that year in and year out, I was setting myself up for disappointment because I had random resolutions based loosely on trends, misaligned conventional values and others expectations.
However, a few years ago as I began my own self development journey, I began to learn things which helped me create a plan for myself. It made me feel inspired, excited and keen to grow in order to live my best life.
I urge you to re-evaluate and assess this year so that you know how to continue towards a better 2023.
Here are 4 things which have helped me grow, have better relationships and more fullfilment in my life.
Get real about where you stand in your journey of self-discovery
What have you learnt from your experiences in 2022? Which areas of your life do you want to improve? What needs to change in order to move forward?
It is crucial to take some time and be willing to be honest with yourself. Ask yourself the hard questions. It will provide clarity and a direction to your life. It may not be exactly what you want but it has the power to set you off on a path which is less complicated and more fulfilling.
As hard as it may be, this is the 1st step towards improving your life.
Work Backwards to go Forward for Your Self Growth
What is the grandest vision of your life?
Close your eyes. Think about your ultimate and ideal vision. What does it look like? How does it make you feel? Where do you see yourself? Don’t let your reason and intellect guide you. Just go with your instincts. Think about it and write it down.
Knowing your life mission will help you to make conscious choices. Instead of dragging yourself blindly, burning out and feeling demotivated, you will now be inspired and ready to define your path to achieve your vision. Having a life vision will provide you clarity in setting the right goals, recognising the right opportunities and defining your path to success.
Review. Reframe. Refresh Your Personal Growth Development
It may not always go as planned. That is life. There will be mistakes, mishaps and lots of challenges. Make sure you regularly review your progress. Be it your personal goals or your relationships goals, get feedback from those who matter. Communicate with your loved ones, your team, and your partner. What can you do differently? How can you be more efficient, loving and kind?
Be open to suggestions and changes.( As long as you know it is still aligned to your ultimate life vision.) Adopt a collaborative approach. Look for creative solutions and then move forward.
“The key to success is often the ability to adapt”
As you strive for success, do remember to celebrate all the special people, the little wins and precious moments in life.
Improve Your Personal Growth in 2023
However 2022 may have been for you, I do hope you will find the time to try out my suggestions for 2023. It will surely bring positive change and transformation to your personal experiences and life on the whole.
I wish you lots of joy, success and fulfillment in the New Year. Enjoy the celebrations.
Happy New Year.