It’s that time of year again. The season when people trample each other in big box stores for discounted products, the weekends are filled with holiday parties and over consumption, and business folks reflect on the year past and goals/aspirations for the year ahead.
Unless you’re a pure retail brand, this time of year is a good time to reflect and look at where you’re headed. I wanted to share some personal insight on a big decision I made recently; it relates to something all of us have said at one time or another:
Have you ever declared your tiredness for X, Y, or Z? It’s a sign. Life on its own can be tiring, we don’t need to encourage it – so if something is tiring you, I suggest you think about when is a good time to make a change.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words out of a client’s mouth over the years – when I’ve been training, when doing one-on-one coaching, on the strategic stuff and when sweating the small stuff. Your brain only has capacity for so much, and when your day is full of tiny little stressors, those add up to be a big ball of distraction that hovers somewhere right behind your eyelids – not always painful enough, but always presence, ever watchful.
If you’re thinking about making some tweaks to your business/career in 2014, I suggest you start with the tired-of’s. Big or small, turn them off, they don’t deserve your attention.
Do you have end-of-year reflection/resolution tips? I’d love to hear what you look out for in the comments below.