Mindset Buzz | 2022 is coming… are you ready? | Dec. 2021

Article written by Ann Dosen

I don’t know about you, but I am so sick of New Years Resolutions. To me, making a resolution feels like yet another task I must check off my list that means absolutely nothing. If you are one of those people who makes a meaningful resolution and also follows through with it for the year – kudos to you! For real, amazing. I am not one of those people. I get too distracted.

However, I’m not Scrooge when it comes to the New Year. I do believe in reflecting on the past year and also preparing for how you want the next year to go.

So now, as 2021 comes to a close (which is seriously crazy; where did the year go?!), consider these 5 questions to get a head start on making 2022 super awesome.

  • What would I do if I couldn’t fail? Or if I didn’t have any competitors?

  • What are the things I definitely need to cut out and say “no” to in 2022?

  • What are my revenue goals for 2022 and what are the components that will get me there?

  • What processes need to be improved for 2022?

  • What new things do I want to participate in 2022?

Reflect on the answers to these questions and those thoughts and ideas will inspire you to tackle a new year with a plan, not just a resolution.

While you’re at it, come up with a mantra word or phrase you will look to for motivation throughout the year. Here are a few ideas:

“The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.”

– Simon Sinek

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

– Walt Disney (great for people like me who tend to over plan and over think)

Moxie – (my word for 2021 and 2022) courageous spirit and determination; perseverance; force of character, determination, or nerve