Are you ready for a fresh start?
The beginning of anything, but especially a new year, is an opportunity to take time to pause and reflect. It is also a time to begin anew, start again and clear the slate, so to speak.
Last year was filled with lots of emotion for me, as well as great learning. I immersed myself in two masterminds, took several incredible courses and hired a business coach for the first time. As I focussed on self care and growth, I let some things fall by the wayside… like my blog and weekly newsletter. Now that 2016 is underway, I’ve committed to going forward and to make sharing my viewpoint a priority.
You never know how someone you meet may touch you or influence you in one way or another, but if you don’t take the opportunity to put yourself ‘out there’ you are inadvertently missing out on a connection that could have altered someone else’s life.
Starting fresh gives you the opportunity to take a new approach to life… it is like getting a second chance to wipe the slate clean.
I saw a video this morning that touched my life. It demonstrated a really powerful technique to approaching the new year, and I’d like to share it with you.
In essence, we have three things with which we fill our time.
A. Sand – the little stuff… like spending hours on Facebook or Instagram.
B. Pebbles – the medium stuff… like going through our endless emails.
C. Rocks – the big stuff, like a night out with our girlfriends or writing our blogs or creating our new course.
When you fill the jar of life (your time) with all of the small things ( the sand) the jar gets filled quite quickly, and even though there might be room for the medium things ( the emails/pebbles) it leaves you with little room for the big rocks, your main priorities, like going to the gym or writing your new book.
So, maybe you’ve heard this little anecdote before, like I had. Now you can choose, since you have a clean slate, how am I going to fill the jar of my life? What am I going to prioritize this month/week/day? What are my big rocks for this year?
You can even use this technique daily and choose three big rocks to focus on every day. The small and medium stuff will follow quite naturally.
What are your three big rocks for this year? for this month? for today? Go ahead and share in the comments bellow. I’m eager to hear!