Make it a Record Breaking Year
Judith Edwards • Published 11 Jan 2012 09:30
This year we are going to have the opportunity to share the experiences of some incredible athletes. These dedicated and focused individuals share a
common attribute - the pursuit of a single goal.
Many have followed life-long training plans in order to compete in the London 2012 Olympics at their peak. Most have had help, guidance and support from expert coaches who can bring out the best of their natural strengths and all are looking forward to the prospect of competing in 2012 with energy; they will bring new ideas and explore new opportunities in order to make it a year to remember.
Will this be a year when you consider your:
Prospects - what prospects do you want to be pursuing? A focus for each quarter with one specific activity each month would be a great place to start. Simpler still, set one headline goal and work with a performance coach to maximise your natural strengths.
Energy - how are you energised? Identify with the people, places, music, emotions, and situations which energise you. Maximise opportunities to energise yourself. Stuck for ideas? Then consider working with an expert coach to explore your motivational system.
New ideas - if you could change one thing in 2012 to enable you to improve on your most natural strength, what would it be? New actions bring about new results
New opportunities - what have you wanted to do for ages but not done? Make an agreement with a friend to do it by a particular date. Write it down and you will be eight times more likely to do it. If you're not a great organiser, then work with a performance coach who will help you. How great will you feel when you've done it?
Year to remember - London will be remembered for the Olympics in 2012. What will be the Olympic torch in your life this year? Enjoy it, share it and have fun.
Dean Weller of Dean Weller Associates, outplacement and career planning specialists in Reading, London and the Thames Valley said: "PENNY is an easy acronym to remember, and underlying it is a key concept, the power of knowing what you are best at, connecting that capability to your role, your team and the goals of your organisation. You already have all that you need to succeed.
"By increasing awareness of yourself you will automatically start to understand how others see you. You will also be aware of the skills and talents which will support you when things get tough; and most importantly, the things which you could be world class at. As we progress through 2012, the year of the London Olympics and the records which will be broken, take a moment to consider your own strengths and develop your vision for success."
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This article appeared in Reading Chronicle 10 Jan 12