The New Year As a Source of Inspiration

 In Personal and Professional Development

The end of the year marks a turning point in each of our lives. It can feel hopeful, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming.

Oftentimes we look towards the New Year as an occasion to rid ourselves of bad habits, even bad relationships and awake on January 1st as our brand new, best selves.

That perspective can be motivating but undoubtedly difficult to maintain. Instead of framing your entrance into 2017 with all the layers you’ll be shedding perhaps approaching the new year with all the great things you can add would be a more positive and approachable outlook.

After all, the more positive habits we build the less time we have to spend on the less positive ones.

In 2015, according to Nielsen, the Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions were to:

  1. Stay fit and healthy
  2. Lose weight
  3. Enjoy life to the fullest
  4. Spend less, save more
  5. Spend more time with family and friends

These are pretty common goals and common challenges. We get busy in our day-to-day lives and our physical health, emotional wellness, financial goals, and relationship health can be challenging to improve upon even though that’s what we all want to do.

How Will You Evolve in 2017?

Perhaps it’s hard to improve upon ourselves and accomplish our resolutions because we aren’t filling our toolbox with tools to help us realistically achieve these goals.

Maybe you want to tackle the third most common resolution and “enjoy life to the fullest” but your procrastination gets in your way.

As a Sage Archetype the source of your “procrastination” habit might just be linked more to your need to know all the details and fine print before you get started on a project. Once you realize that what you’re experiencing is a type of procrastination unique to your personality you will have the opportunity to uncover the tools you need to help you move through the obstacle.

Or perhaps you’re a Jester Archetype and your procrastination isn’t so much about stalling your work, it’s feeling challenged to present your findings in a way that will be taken the most seriously by all the different personalities on your team.

The possibilities are endless. Knowing more about you is an invaluable resource.

It turns out more often than not there is an explanation for the behaviors we embody and a whole catalogue of knowledge about our unique personality traits waiting to be discovered and applied so that we can better understand ourselves and grow.

The CultureTalk personality assessment lets you explore your beliefs and behaviors through the lens of universal Archetypes. It shines a new awareness on the storylines you are living, and opens the opportunity to move your life in new directions.

In celebration of the New Year, you can get your full Archetypal profile at a special price. Know someone else who’s ready to evolve? This might be the perfect gift. Learn more.
*This offer expires January 5, 2017.

Teresa Peterson
Teresa Peterson is a writer and a communications professional. She works to learn new industry trends and skills every day and takes great joy in helping others achieve their own goals through interpersonal communication and organizational strategy.
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