New Year's Resolutions: 4 Things To Do Differently in 2023

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Making new year's resolutions can help you reach your goals in 2023. Success is achievable if you are prepared to do the work regardless of the challenge.

Several years ago, I shared some ideas for New Year's resolutions and how to make your most successful year ever. As we approach 2023, I updated this information with the same goal in mind.

New Year's Resolutions: 4 Things To Do Differently in 2023, Marshall Connects

So, as we wave farewell to 2022, let's take some time to reflect on the past year. Be grateful for both your challenges and opportunities. Get ready for new experiences and opportunities. I want to share some things you can do differently to ensure your success in 2023.

Our New Year's Resolutions for 2023

Our goals for the new year can be simple or challenging, but regardless of what they are, you must do the work!

You can be more productive and make a difference if you adjust your work attitude.

Over the last few years, we've become more resilient, gained experience working under new conditions, and learned how to work and stay safe. No excuses; use this knowledge to create your new year's resolutions and meet your goals.

Here's the thing, you must do the work to realize success! Here are some strategies to consider adding to your New Year's Resolutions — they will make a significant difference in your life.

#1 Finding clarity is vital.

Knowing what you want in life is essential. Be sure to celebrate what you are doing well and focus on what you need to accomplish to succeed. Be deliberate about defining your wants and needs and know the difference between them. Take the time to reflect on what truly makes you happy!

This exercise is a mindfulness practice that can be a game-changer to your overall success. Mindfulness is one of the most important aspects of a full life.

#2 Self-awareness is necessary.

As I highlight in my presentations and coaching sessions, strong self-awareness is necessary for success. A lack of it will limit your potential. Self-awareness helps you understand your strengths and areas you need to develop. It provides insight into thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and motivation. Being aware of our emotions and learning ways to manage them will make a tremendous difference in our interactions with others and our overall success in life.

While we're on the topic of self-awareness, I'd like to direct you to this post, where I discuss five valuable ways to strengthen your self-awareness.

#3 Exercise self-compassion often.

Self-compassion extends compassion to oneself in perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering.

It's about taking care of yourself and knowing you're enough.

Often, we attempt to reinvent ourselves at the beginning of the New Year. We're hardwired to focus on the negative, the things we don't do well. We mustlearn to be gentle with ourselves and train our brains to focus on the positive.

Our performance is not enhanced when we are overly self-critical. Regular self-compassion and self-care practice, especially during COVID-19, can reduce stress and help us move forward more positively.

Here are posts to assist one in improving self-compassion and self-care. 

#4 Celebrate achievements along the way.

While focusing on achieving our goals is essential to success, celebrating the small achievements along the way is critical. Regardless of the challenges the New Year presents, continue to focus on the positives of even your most minor accomplishments.

There are numerous ways to keep success in the top drawer of our minds, including using visual reminders, making your goals public, and highlighting small achievements in a journal. By leveraging our strengths, we'll enhance our overall development with a growth mindset, celebrating each step we take toward our goal of becoming more effective and making a difference.

Here is a post about your powerful mindset.

An Extra New Year's Resolution

Consider this bonus goal: The next time you're in a situation outside your comfort zone, consider being flexible and opening your mind to learning something new. Often, this is where we can understand our most powerful life lessons. Find out more about learning from everyone (and everything) you encounter here.

Now, try writing down your own New Year's resolutions. Writing down your goals for 2023 will increase your success! Let's start (or continue) leading with your strengths in the New Year by tackling challenges to ensure you reach your goals in 2023!

Would you like one-on-one guidance to reach your goals in 2023, including self-development, team building, employee relationships, and more? Click here.

This article was originally published on December 30, 2017, and has been updated (December 2022).

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