From the Team at Solution Focused, we would like to wish all of our followers, clients, past and present,
A Very Solution Focused Merry Christmas!

A time for reflection and a time to look forwards

Learn, adjust, and move on. Listen here

It’s that time of the year. Amidst all the build up to the festivities, it’s worth taking half an hour of time to reflect. This does not need to be detailed…more reflections of what you have achieved…allow yourself a smile. Don’t be hard on yourself. Be proud. Take down a few notes…observations and perhaps a few pointers. Relax and enjoy the break. You deserve.

Return to the notes before you return to work in the New Year. What do you really want to achieve? Who else do you need to involve? What help might you need? They may perhaps we non work related?
In life, the only real way to be motivated is to have powerful goals that you buy into and that provide the drive (motivation), to achieve an end outcome and one that you really want to achieve.

We prefer a powerful goal that spurs you on (towards motivation) …But you can have thoughts that drive you to not do something (away from motivation) …Eating chocolates perhaps? Far better that you spin it around so that the thought behind giving up chocolates is a new look you! Wow I want to be that person!

How real are goals, when in reality you have been persuaded purely by external influences?

Goals operate 24/7 and 365! They should be made because it’s something that you buy into with a vengeance, that really resonate with you, and that the end outcome is something that you really want to achieve!

A New Year whim rarely works.

When creating those resolutions, turn them into goals.
Picture the end outcome…What does it look like? How does it make you feel? Capture the image and store it as a memory jog to turn to when you need reminding.
Create powerful affirmations. Powerful statements and written in the present tense…So real as if it were happening now…Repeat the affirmations to yourself twice daily and for a month…Make the goal a reality!

  • I am stood in front of the mirror
  • I look at the “new me”
  • I gasp with delight
  • I look fabulous!

Powerful short statements that power you towards that goal. They don’t have to be large goals. Small baby steps that spur you on, and that you can tick off and move on. Don’t save them just for the New Year, and make sure that they are true for you…not everyone else!

Goals are for life and not just the New Year!
“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.”
Venus Williams