End 2023 on a High Note and Begin 2024 Empowered
by Reem Borrows
2023 has brought new adventures and learned lessons, and you’re not alone in thinking it’s been and gone way too quickly!
With changes in the economy, we have all had to do a lot of adjusting, but now is the time to take a deep breath and reflect on what we’ve experienced.
Our well-being needs to recognize that the noise around us is exactly that, just noise. There are countless distractions around us and it’s easy to get caught up in the sea of information.
If you are feeling frazzled, you need to reduce this excess noise. If it isn’t helping you achieve your goals, then why are you listening to it? Once you become laser-like focused on your true purpose and goal, that’s when you start to realize that stress and disorganization is just a symptom of distraction.
Bob Proctor once said, “Reaching the goal is not a success; success is moving towards the goal, and experiencing growth”. Work now to eliminate the noise and get in touch with your journey. While 2024 is a new chapter, there is still so much time for 2023 to be closed out the right way.
By following the tips below, you’ll not only celebrate the wins of 2023 but also set a clear and focused course for a successful 2024, guided by your purpose and goals.
Tip 1: Spend 15 – 30 minutes writing down all your wins for 2023.
Review the year with this tactic: grab a pen and a piece of paper, and set an alarm for 15-30 minutes, or however much time you have. Write down every win you have had since the fireworks went off on 1 January this year, until the alarm goes off. If you have a team, do this exercise with them. Your pen shouldn’t leave the paper until you hear the alarm.
Tip 2: Celebrate the wins, even in a small way.
Recognize those around you who have made these wins possible. Gratitude and celebration are the highest forms of appreciation. Focusing on wins will beget more wins because where your attention goes, your energy flows.
Tip 3: Define and acknowledge what you will achieve in 2024.
Ask yourself, your loved ones, your team, what are we going to learn and achieve in 2024? What have you been putting off that you’ve always wanted to do, yet always found excuses for?
Tip 4: Stop, Start, or Continue
Ask – what will I Stop, Start, and Continue? You have 366 days in 2024, what are your priorities?
Tip 5: Be Accountable
Set a simple accountability matrix and time frame.
Once you do this, you will be ready to end 2023 on a positive note and welcome 2024 with the right mindset. Such a simple yet powerful exercise that will invigorate you and your team. You will be thanking and celebrating 2023, and ready to welcome all new and unknown adventures of 2024, with a great big smile and an open mind.