We’re about to see yet another year pass on the calendar, and a new one begin. And my guess is, you’re about to make another resolution you’re not going to keep. Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result is the definition of insanity! So let’s try something different this year. Let’s get serious.
1. First, let’s make a promise to yourself.
I’m asking you to make a commitment to yourself. A promise to yourself to go after that change that’s been in the back of your mind, perhaps for the past year, but likely for much longer than that. What dreams or goals have been burning beneath the surface that you would love to go after? What promise do you want to make to yourself for the coming year? Make a promise… and make it a big one!
2. Second, let’s apply some peer pressure.
Peer pressure can have a huge advantage; it doesn’t need to be a negative. Tell the promise you have made to yourself to at least 10 people. That’s right, I’m asking you to not keep this promise to yourself. I’m asking you to put it out there for others to see, to hold yourself accountable, and to ask them to help you follow through. When you state your intention to others, it strongly encourages and compels you to follow through. They will inadvertently keep you accountable just because you don’t want to disappoint them. State your intentions, your promise, to a group of likeminded achievers, and you’ll have a fan club in your back pocket who will keep you charged up, who will re-energize you if your momentum wanes, and who will remind you of your promise to yourself. (Need a fan club? Go to Facebook and tell the iPEC fans your promise. Believe me, they’ll be happy to keep you accountable!)
3. And last, but definitely not least, let‘s add some gratitude!
When you show appreciation on a daily basis, it puts a smile on your face. It gives you energy that will motivate you to keep your promise -and that can keep you running for months on end. Gratitude fills you up with powerful, anabolic energy. Energy that builds, that rejuvenates, and that drives purpose.
It’s been iPEC’s purpose – actually it’s been our promise – to help others live empowered lives, recognizing that they always have a choice, and that they always have the ability to create massive, powerful change.
This year, IPEC promises to help tens of thousands of people through coaching- and we want you to make sure that we follow through on our promise! As part of this promise we’ll make sure that our students, and in turn their clients, learn how to make coaching part of their everyday approach to life. We promise to help more and more audiences, individuals, and organizations understand the dramatic impact that coaching can have on their lives and careers. We promise to help those struggling with change understand that coaching is the answer. We’re changing the world, in partnership with our coaches, one person at a time!
Make your promise, and together let’s make change happen.
P.S. And becoming a coach isn’t a bad idea either!