As we look in our rear view mirror, we see 2015 with its successes, disappointments, gains and losses. We now must focus our eyes and attention on Highway 2016.
To keep looking back in the mirrors will only hinder our ability going forward – you can’t safely drive forward with your eyes trained backwards. If you don’t like the direction you’re headed in, you need to be intentional and plan a new route to get to your destination.
Taking the same roads will only get you to same destination.
Unfortunately, we have a tendency to be creatures of habit. We want to do things differently, yet we continue to do things we don’t want to do.
This is why for the majority of us our New Year’s resolutions run into a dead end within a short time after the start of the New Year. You think about where you’d like to end up but you stop there.
You know the destination but you don’t know how to get there. Here are some ideas to help you arrive at your desired destination.
Goals. Having no goals is like having a map with a start and end point without the routes to get there. Your goals are the specific directions to your destination. Your goals need to be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Coaching. Get a coach. Make sure they are someone who has already arrived at the place you want to get to.
Small steps are do-able, consistently! Small steps get us to our destination faster and easier than trying to take leaps and then stumbling backwards. By knowing your route you will be able to reach your destination.
As I look back on 2015, I would like to thank you for your readership of Support for Stepdads. You make S4S what it is today – a thriving and impacting website contributing to healthy stepdads and blended families around the globe. Let’s enter 2016 with optimism and the motivation to do great things.