By Eliana Barriga
Publisher and Managing Editor for The Retail Observer
It’s that time of year again – and I’m sure we’re all just dying to set our New Year’s Resolutions!
What if this new year/decade are calling you to replace that laughable old tradition? Maybe by deciding to create a real, down-to- earth, attainable vision for yourself and your business?
A vision isn’t as prone to fail as a resolution. A vision isn’t something you “ought to do – I’ll get around to it someday.” The people and teams in your organization will get a lot more out of a vision that fires their individual hearts – a defining story that they can willingly engage with to measure their actions while they move toward an inspiring goal.
For years, I always began my new year by setting fresh business goals. And like those folks, I inevitably found myself in April going back to the drawing board to lay out plans that were more realistic and attainable. That was when I began to wonder why so many others seemed to be soaring on the wings of their aspirations, while we were frantically flapping our wings, getting nowhere.
Where do you want to be a year from now? In five years? What do you want to be, accomplish, and have? I invite you to write it all down and read it back to yourself often. Be open and receptive to non- traditional ideas and creative opportunities that arise. I guarantee you’ll be amazed to see how they’ll become your new reality!
Whatever steps you take to free your mind, dream big, or just make the most of your time in 2020, I recommend forgetting empty resolutions if you truly want to start living the life you were meant to live!
Embark on your vision quest,