Here at OneLife we look at the year as 4 very important quarters (1st 90 days, 2nd 90 days, 3rd 90 days and 4th 90 days) each with a different focus.
Quarter 1 CLEAN UP THE MESS
Quarter 2 CREATE MASSIVE ACTION
Quarter 3 GET INTO PROFIT
Quarter 4 REVIEW & RENEW
Now that Quarter 4 is upon us it is time to Review & Renew our learnings from the year that has been. It is also a fantastic time to revisit our Strategic Spending, Blue Form, 7 Year Plan and to Set your Goals for the year ahead (we will talk more about that in the New Year).
We have covered a lot of ground in our blogs this year, we have delved into the Art of Gratitude, Happiness, Leadership & Resilience, and we have looked at Goal Setting, Creating Balance and Growth Mindsets! So with the theme of Quarter 4 Review & Renew in mind – let us REVIEW some of our BEST THINGS from 2017!
Art of Gratitude – See Challenges as Opportunities
Shift your mindset to gratitude to help you put challenges and obstacles into proper perspective. When life seems to be throwing you some curve balls, remember that every obstacle carries within it great lessons or opportunities for growth. When experiencing life’s hurdles ask yourself: “What’ am I able to learn from this?” “What gifts am I receiving?” and “How can I grow?”
Art of Happiness – Be Present
You can’t change your past and you have no control of your future. Live in the moment and be present to the many blessings in each and every moment. Be present when you’re with your friends, family and colleagues and be present when you’re on your own. You’ll be amazed by the beauty and power of now.
Holistic Living – Self-Awareness
Being self-aware is the process of becoming aware of our habits, patterns, thoughts, feelings, words, actions, attitudes, limiting beliefs, doubts and fears to attain “witness consciousness”. When we start observing how all of this rules our lives, personalities, behaviours and actually creates our reality, we can call forth change by letting go of anything that no longer serves us to reach our full potential.
Resilience & Grit – Set Goals that are aligned with your Values
Having disparity or conflict, between your goals can create emotional distress. This distress happens when the pursuit of one goal hinders you from achieving your other goals. Having conflicting goals generally comes when you set goals that aren’t for YOU, seeking social acceptance or trying to do the ‘right thing’ rather than setting goals that are in total alignment with your ultimate purpose. The closer you can get to living in alignment with your vision and highest values, the easier it is to develop grit and resilience.
Motivation – Plan your day, week and month
Creating plans or a to-do list at the beginning of the day, week or month can help you feel more focused and motivated during the winter season. If you have lots of important tasks to accomplish and you’re lacking inspiration and motivation, you can also try using a daily action planner. When you can clearly see your important tasks written out in front of you, you create an intention and accountability and you will have less excuses for not doing what you set out to do. A good 4-5 hours of focused work is better than 8 hours staring blankly at a computer screen so set your intentions, get focused and get into action.
Goal Setting – Take massive action about your intention and goals
Make yourself take at least one small step each day towards your outcome, no matter how small the step. At the end of the day you must ask the power questions, ‘What did I achieve today?’ and ‘How much closer to my goal am I?’
Those are just a few of our best things from 2017! We would love to here some of your BEST THINGS, what have you learnt this year? What have you loved learning about? What would you like to hear more about in 2018?
Written by Roy McDonald
At OneLife we are a community of likeminded individuals, a family committed to empowering one another to be all that we can be. We honour and celebrate one another’s unique gifts and talents and all undertake the OneLife Mission