Ditch New Year’s Resolutions: Create an “Annual Theme”

Posted by Kristin Arnold on January 3, 2024

Ditch New Year's Resolutions

Some people create New Year’s resolutions that rarely stick.  Instead, I create an “annual theme” to rally around.  It’s a mantra to use throughout the year to continually test whether I am moving in the right direction.  It’s the one thing that is most important to you.  It can be a goal, but I typically find one or two words that encapsulate all areas of your life.

For example, early on in my career, it was “World-Class” where I continually assessed if everything I was doing was indeed “World Class.”  Another year was “Simplify” because things just got a bit too complicated and I felt like I needed to simplify all aspects of my life!

This year, I escaped to Saint Martin for six days to create my annual theme along with my strategic plan.  This year, the theme is “Vitality” as I am looking at infusing more strength and energy into all that I do.

What’s your theme for 2024?

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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.

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