Happy New Year, New You!
AS the new year gets started many people reflect, make resolutions, set goals and evaluate their lives. Have you looked back on 2018? What was great? What was good? And what would you change? If you haven’t reflected on the past year, now is a good time. I’ve been doing that. So I thought I would share my reflections on the choices that I made this year. Choices that can be summed up as “the good, the bad and the ugly” to quote a movie title.
Overall, the year was great! I acquired a daughter when my oldest son got married. I created boundaries for myself and others. My business team grew more this year than ever before. I walked across the Mary Kay Seminar stage for the first time! I took a leap of faith and began my website and blog. I stuck my toe in the dating pond. And so many more wonderful things.
There were a few bad and ugly events and choices. But I am going to let those stay in 2018. Too often I remember and retell the negative stories of my past. But recalling who said what to whom hasn’t been serving me. One of my goals for this year is to let the past stay in the past. I encourage you to do the same. We can’t move forward if we are looking in the review mirror. I choose to release my past.
So do you make goals this time of year? I do. In Mary Kay, we have many opportunities to set, review and reset our goals. Our year-end is June 30th. So I make goals and plans for my business around July 1st. Then usually in the fall, I reflect and modify what was working and what wasn’t. Next thing you know, January is here and it’s a good time to set my goals for the rest of our year. I guess you can say that my goals and goal deadlines are fluid. I think that is a good thing. We make goals and plans then life happens. If this occurs alter your completion date not your goal. That’s not to say to let yourself off the hook for not achieving your goal. But evaluate what was and wasn’t working. What choices did you make that negatively impacted you achieving your goal? What choices brought you closer to it?
My business goal is to be a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director driving a career car on July 1, 2019. That is a goal I have been dreaming of my entire Mary Kay career. This year I came closer to achieving it than ever before. During the process, I learned so much about myself and my business. So not hitting my goal doesn’t mean I failed. Failure is quitting or not learning during the process. I choose to not quit and I choose to keep learning. Because when I achieve my goal it will have an impact on others too. I envision my sons at my celebratory party when I pick up the keys to the car. The huge smiles on their faces! That vision brings tears to my eyes.
I choose to go after my dream because earning the use of a Mary Kay career car will enable to me to visit my parents more. I am looking forward to driving the car to my parent’s home and seeing the proud look on their faces. The look on my mother’s face of “I always knew you could do it.” My parents have always believed in me. I haven’t often believed in myself. So I chose to believe in their belief of me.
What goals do you have? What dreams are attached to your goals? Who is attached to your goal? If you don’t know why you have a goal or dream, odds are you won’t go after it. The reason why you want to accomplish something will carry you through to the end. So who will benefit when you achieve your goal? Why are you willing to get up and chase your dream? Choose to go after your big dreams and goals! How can I assist you to reach your goal? Reach out to me. I believe in you!
Here’s to a Happy New Year, New You! See you next month when the topic will be lighter and brighter. I will share some information about brightening up dull winter skin and the effect red lipstick has others.