As we approach the new year, it’s natural to want to feel like a brand new person. If you are feeling stuck or ready to make a change, here are 5 strategies to kickstart the renewed you in 2023.
S.T.A.R.T your journey to feel like a brand new person.
S: Strategize with simplicity
When it comes to creating a new, renewed version of ourselves, it’s essential to focus on what we want to be, do, have, and experience in the coming year. But strategize with simplicity – you don’t have to put everything into your plan.
T: Talk it out loud
When you verbalize your goals and intentions, it makes them feel more real and adds accountability. If you are ready to make a change shouting out your goals is a powerful tool. It’s an intentional act to speak your desires out loud, and it can help you stay focused on what you want to achieve.
A: Assess and access your Rolodex
To feel like a brand new person, you need a community that will hold you accountable to yourself. Take a look at your community and contacts; who can you rely on for support and guidance as you work towards your goals? It’s important to remember that we shouldn’t try to do everything alone – it takes a village (or a Rolodex) to achieve our goals.
R: Remember and rely on your strengths
It’s important to recognize and celebrate your strengths and successes. These are the things that will help you move forward and achieve your goals. Keep track of your wins and use them as evidence to remind yourself of what you are capable of.
T: Take that leap
Building faith in yourself is key to making progress and moving forward. Life can’t start until you believe in yourself and are willing to take risks. Even if you fall, you will get up – and every leap is a lesson learned. Remember to own your “yes” and hold your “no,” and to allow the unfamiliar to become familiar. By taking the leap, you can lead by example and inspire others to do the same.
The Takeaway: Starting your journey of personal growth.
If you are ready to make a change, take action. By following these strategies and focusing on simplicity, accountability, community, strengths, and taking risks, you can kickstart the renewed you in 2023 and feel like a brand new person.