Happy New Year Office MVP’s!
It’s that time of year again when people begin creating new year resolutions. For many people the start of a new year represents making a boat load of resolutions. Too often these lists of will do, must do, can do well meaning attempts fade back to the old comfortable procrastinating habits that we’re accustomed and give excuses for their incompletion. Why? Because we focus on the scope of the project or goal rather than being in the moment of the opportunity.
So, this year instead of focusing on the result or goal, focus on time. Not time as a stop clock or measurement, but a celebration of accomplishment. Whether you spend a minute, hour or longer pursuing the task, celebrate the moments that you are working on the project. Darren Hardy speaks about celebrating the succession of small successes (http://www.darrendaily.com/big-goals/), this leads to completing the task as a set of tasks rather than one big huge ordeal. Take time to celebrate the small things, they add up and in the end and you won’t even realize how far you came before you’ve completed what you set out to accomplish. In other words, before you know it you will have completed what you started.
I personally put this concept into play over the Christmas holiday and really appreciated the momentum I gained on the goals I wanted to accomplish. I had a huge house project that absolutely needed to be done and once I laid out the task list, I worked at the item, not focusing on the goal and before I knew it, the project was completed, even with the setbacks. Breaking it down into moments was key. It felt so good to get organized. That clearing of the small stuff now leaves room for bigger goals. I can see clearly through what I need to accomplish, because I take small steps and celebrate each step toward the finished result. This works for all your needs.
Rounding the bend next year, you’ll see the trail of successful moments you left behind, as each new year is an opportunity to wisely use the phenomenal time we are provided now.
This said, Office MVP’s and our partners are teaming up throughout the year to bring new opportunities to you in small ways that will enhance your career objectives toward BIG successes. Keep your eyes on the boards for these announcements. I look forward to sharing more about the upcoming 2017 OMVP’s training schedule, guest speakers, and so much more!
On a personal note, the time I was given this last year to grieve, reminisce, rejuvenate and rejoice on life is a gift I look forward to spending with you. Thank You all for your continued support, contributions to the group discussions and continued membership in the Office MVP’s Professional Network.
With Many Thankful Returns,
Melissa D. Nourigat
Founder, Office MVPs
Founder, LI AAOP Group Network