This is Day 2 of Lisa Jacobs’ New Year New You Challenge. Yesterday I talked about some of the things that went well. Today’s challenge questions are more of the what I’d like to see float away variety.
What was time wasted this year?
I felt like I took a lot of challenges, read a lot of “how to” posts, and attended a lot of webinars. What I need to focus on is actually implementing what I learn! I’ve put myself on an educational diet.
What was money wasted this year?
What was the biggest challenge you faced this year?
Obviously, my first ever marathon was the biggest physical challenge. The biggest business challenge was figuring out what direction to take, one that I’m still working on!
If anything, what would you change about how you handled that challenge?
I need to follow my own heart, to simplify, to find my own path.
Are you ending the year with any unfinished business?
There are a few potential clients I need to follow up with. It’s such a delicate balance between providing good service and being annoying! I err on the side of not following up enough because I don’t want to bother people.
Are there any outstanding goals you’d like to let go of?
I’m going to ditch the Rock Your Handwriting Challenge. While I will still practice my handwriting, I’ve discovered I just don’t want to prioritize the time for it right now.
What was your worst setback in 2016?
I really can’t think of anything. Not sure if that’s good or not. Perhaps it means that I didn’t aim high enough.
Which bad habits or unhealthy patterns did you engage in that you’d like to give up once and for all?
I have a bad habit of leaving things unfinished and taking in a lot of information / research and not following through.
What or whom held you back this year? Did anything make you shrink into yourself or feel defensive about your dreams?
How did you hold yourself back this year? Which beliefs | ideas | excuses stopped you from pushing forward?
I have a great support system, so no one “held me back.” I definitely noticed that my lack of follow through has to do with lack of courage. I need to be confident and put myself out there.
This exercise is actually included in the workbook Your Best Year 2017. It was by working through the above questions that I realized that I need to get out of my own way. I decided that this year’s word is going to be Courage. I need to be brave and shoot for the stars. I need to cut through the clutter and focus on my goals and what will take me there. In 2017 I will let go of self-doubt, mental clutter, and educational opportunities for which I have no time to implement.
What will you let go of in 2017?