Many of us are glad to close the door on this year. Doesn’t mean 2018 is suddenly transformative and all will be rainbows and unicorns. Really, tomorrow is just another day. Somehow we make the transition into so much more.
I already outlined my three guiding words for this year. Our success with resolutions hinges on our success at learning new habits and breaking old ones that don’t serve us. Scott Adams encouraged us to think not about goals but systems as a mindset that helps us achieve our goals by using knowledge and process. Systems don’t allow us to talk ourself out of something like we can with goals and resolutions. “Thanks for the Feedback” by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen talks about systems in relationships. Peter Senge talks about Systems Thinking. It’s a mindset.
Systems help us build new habits. They require less cognitive thought and willpower freeing us up to accomplish more. To focus more.
We can lament the passing of time or make the most of it. Either way it passes. Here’s to a year ahead filled with building good systems that fuel your success whatever that looks like for you. For me, it’s a mix of financial, emotional, physical and relational. It’s about moving forward purposefully.
What’s your mindset right now and what systems will you put into place next? Bring it on 2018. Let’s go.