How to reach your potential in 2023!

How to reach your potential in 2023!

And so another year has begun and for some reason, we are struggling to make those New Years’ Resolutions work. Well don't worry about them. In fact bin you resolutions and reset.

2022 has been a tough year for so many reasons as the world has struggled to readapt to normality post-pandemic.

So how can we set ourselves up for success in 2023 and reach our true potential without crashing and burning along the way?

Firstly we need to set realistic goals that are attainable, specific, and measurable. By setting realistic goals we are setting ourselves up for success which will in turn provides us with the motivation to continue on our journey. In a way realistic goals dial down the pressure a notch. We need to ensure that we focus on the process rather than the outcome. Focusing on the process allows for continuous improvement and an appreciation of the journey we are on. 

Our process should start with a daily action that we must commit to for, let's say a two-week period. A daily action could be as simple as preparing our lunch the night before and making it part of our good nutrition habit. It sets us up for success.

Tracking our progress is a necessary part of any process you develop to help you reach your goals. Its essential that you document behaviours, processes, and outcomes on a daily basis as it will constantly update us on where we are and where we need to get to. We can use a good old-fashioned pen and paper to track our progress or simply use the notes application on your phone to maintain a real-time picture of our current level of success.

In addition, there are numerous apps available that allow us to record our nutrition, exercise, daily well-being, stress levels etc. Always be mindful of the information you are recording and always focus on the small wins and successes as they will add to our motivation and momentum.

In striving to reach your potential seek out the assistance of a coach or mentor no matter if your goals are personal or career-related. Getting help from someone you admire will help hold you accountable and keep you focused on your goals and the processes needed to reach them.

Hopefully, this simple framework will is a good starting point to help you reach your potential in 2023. Staying process focused will make your journey more enjoyable and seem less like hard work which has to be a good thing considering how 2022 crashed and burned.

Go get that success!