January has Come and Gone…
Do You know where your Resolutions Are?
For those of you who are too young to remember, when I was growing up, there was a public service announcement that came on the television every evening that said, “It’s 10 o’clock! Do you know where your children are?” It served as a good reminder to parents to make sure their children were safe, secure, and accounted for. It served as a good reminder for parents to take stock of the status of their homes.
But what about you? What about your dreams, your goals, and your resolutions? Are the things you want to achieve in life safe, secure, and accounted for?
This time of year, so many people are coming to me in search of help in making lasting change. Many of us started the New Year with hope that things will be different from now on if with hard work and determination to change.
But the truth is, the majority of us who set goals, intentions, and resolutions for the New Year are already seeing them fall by the wayside. This is especially true for those of us with ADHD / ADD!
So, let this be a good reminder for you to take stock of the status of your life. Are you on the right path? Are you headed in the right direction? Are you confident that when you wake up, this time next year, things really will be different? Take a look into the future:
Where will You Be, this time Next Year?
If you’re struggling with the same challenges this year that you were fighting last year, it might be time to take a different approach! Honestly, it takes more than hard work and determination to reach your potential. Most of us (especially those of us with ADHD/ADD) wake up every day with determination and the best of intentions to put in that hard work needed to make changes. Yet, most of us wake up, day after day, fighting the same fight and battling the same battle. It’s really no wonder that we lose faith in ourselves and our abilities!
To reach your potential, it takes the right knowledge, self-awareness, the right mindset, support, and an ability to rely on your strengths. It takes all of these things, plus tools and skills and systems to support you! From my own personal experience and from helping hundreds (maybe thousands!) of individuals with ADHD over the last decade, I believe it takes a strength-based approach, and a focus on improving our mindset, to really learn to manage our challenges in ways that really last.
Don’t give up on those goals and resolutions! It’s not too late! Every day that you wake up truly is an opportunity to make lasting change.
What are you prepared to do differently this year? What’s really getting in your way of success, and how can you start to rely more on your own strengths, natural talents, and what’s already working for you to make those changes easier?
Doing the same thing over and over, is going to give you the same results, over and over! Why not try a new approach?
So, for today, pick just One Thing to do better than yesterday! Can’t decide where to start? What’s the One Thing that would make the biggest improvement in your life it you were to get it moving in a better direction?
What’s the One Thing you can do, the action you can take most easily, that will help you start to move in that direction, today? Right now?
Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it doesn’t count or won’t make a difference. Focus on that One Thing, start to move, and force yourself to pay attention to your progress and your thinking.
It may not be your natural inclination, but making small improvements, over time, will add up to big changes in the long run. Trust me. Try a new approach this year!
Let me know how it works for you.
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