Throughout December, I asked a juicy question each day to help you plan for a healthy, resilient 2014. You can see all the questions for the month here.
We've reached the last day, so it seems appropriate to ask this one:
After 30 days of questions meant to help you reflect on so many things, at this point you're ready to be thinking about next steps. What do you want to DO in 2014?
One thing that is important about this questions is the issue of readiness--what are you ready to do?
In coaching, I will ask people "What next steps could you take?" This is a brainstorming question. What are the possibilities before you?
I follow it up with "What next steps will you take?" This is the readiness question. Of all the choices, what will you actually commit to doing?
What is also important is to think of "next steps." Steps are one foot in front of the other. They are not leaping or plunging ahead. They are small and manageable.
So . . . what next steps are you ready to take into 2014?
Happy New Year! And thank you for playing along this month!