Celebrate your Success for 2022, Set your Goals for 2023
At the end of every year I like to celebrate my successes achieved throughout the year.
I’d love to hear how you are planning to celebrate your wins this year?
Why is this important?
Recognizing achievements and milestones is essential for growth both personally and professionally. Whether it’s learning a new skill, gaining a qualification, trying a new activity, fine-tuning an old activity, starting a new business or new job, growing a business, building a team, hitting that financial target, spending more time with your family, going away on that vacation you’ve always dreamt of, exercising regularly, learning how to cook that dish you love…whatever your wins are, no matter how big or small, it’s important that you make a note of them and mindfully celebrate them.
Remember that the small wins matter too.
It seems obvious, right? But just think of how many things we achieve in a day. With our everyday ‘on-to-the next’ mindset, remembering to celebrate our small wins can help assess incremental progress towards the bigger goals in a more positive way. Recognition is one of the most important aspects of our success. Both with ourselves and from others.
Big wins can be relatively rare, so your perspective is important, celebrating those little victories can boost positivity, productivity and even spark your innovation to reaching those Big Hairy Audacious Goals.
Reflect on your 2022 wins.
At the beginning of every year I work with my clients on their annual ‘One Page Plan’ to ensure that we remain focused by narrowing down the top 3 Strategic Goals that need to be achieved.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’d have completed a One Page Plan for 2022. If you took my suggestion it’ll be pinned up on the wall in your home office. Take a good look at the goals you set for yourself and reflect on them.
Did you meet your goals?
Make a note of anything, big or small you did that contributed to achieving those goals. Reflect. Celebrate. Every little win, because a win is a win.
If you fulfilled your goals completely, then congratulations to you! Celebrate. (You’ll have seen some of my goals in the last email/blog and how I plan to celebrate them with my trip to France skiing.)
Before moving on to thinking about your 2023 goals, please ask yourself:
- Did they challenge me to stretch myself and what I was capable of?
- Were they a little too easy to reach?
- Did I set my 2022 goals high enough?
If you didn’t meet your goals, there is no shame in that, according to Bruce Lee.
If you achieved them all then I encourage you to stretch further in 2023.
If you add up some of those smaller wins that worked towards the ultimate goal, then celebrate. If you’re giving yourself a hard time, take a few minutes and ask yourself these questions:
- Were my goals not specific enough?
- Did something happen during the year to shift my priorities and change my goals?
- Did I make progress towards achieving a goal even though I didn’t get all the way there?
I’m sure the answers will give you the clarity you need before starting your 2023 Goal Setting Sheet. You might even carry a goal over.
Kick start your Top Three Goals for 2023
That’s right, it’s time to fill in your plan for 2023. Do it! then ‘Send it’ to me, or your chosen accountability partner. Get them to fill one in too, so you can hold each other accountable.
It’ll take you 20-30mins to complete the plan and a couple of minutes a day to keep yourself accountable, to achieve what you want? I’ve worked with numerous CEO’s, Presidents, Founders, Entrepreneurs, C-Suite Executives and Managers, this exercise is one of the simplest and quickest success tools that brings results. Who can say No to winning?
Start your year with focus, direction and clarity. Aim high and go for it.
Let’s launch into 2023 with a plan to achieve your Vision for your Dream Life.
Remember, I am here to be your accountability coach whenever you’re ready.
Just ‘send it’!
I can’t wait to see the goals you set for yourself. Next year, we’re going to smash them out of the park.