New Year – Get Clear!

You are more likely to be successful in achieving goals and New Year Resolutions if … you get clear on what you are trying to achieve and why; you make a plan on how you will achieve them and you win support (including challenge) from others to help you get there.

These are the facts and they are ‘indisputable’. {Name that film …!}

This is true for individuals as well as for teams …

What will CLARITY give you? How about … focus, determination, security, confidence to name just a few.

How high have you set your goals for 2019?

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”


Get Clear on the:

Ask the right questions – get the right answers!


What’s your Vision for this Year? Place yourself at the end of 2019, a year from now and .. using 20:20 Vision …

  • What have you achieved?
  • What have you overcome?
  • What has made you proud?
  • How are you feeling?
  • Who are you at your best?
  • How do others see you/experience you?
  • Who have you helped/inspired?


Be clear on why this is important to you? Make your language POSITIVE … Neuroscience tells us positive/‘toward’ language keeps us better focused on the new positive / good behaviour:

‘I will achieve the following because it will … enable me to / make me better at … etc ..’

  • How will it make you a better person?
  • How will it make you healthier?
  • How will you be a better parent; husband/wife; lover; friend; colleague

AND … what difference will these make in your life?

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”


  • Break down your Vision into bite-sized chunks …
  • Get ‘emotionally connected’ to each one … what music, quotes, pictures inspire and energise you?
  • How will you monitor, record and celebrate your progress?
  • Why is this important? You could consider – short, medium and long term benefits?
    • What will it give you … now; in the future?
    • What will it give those close to you at home; in your circle of friends; at work?
  • How will you go about it?
  • When are you going to do this – if you want it to be a habit:

    • When will you start?
    • How do you make it more likely you will bring it regularly into your life?
  • What will keep me focused?
  • Who is going to support and challenge me? Who are my ‘fitness / learning / social / development’ buddies? You are more likely to follow through on your commitments if you commit to someone else – a buddy – and even more widely, you win their backing and you do things together … so there is a mutual commitment.

“I won’t let them down and I know they won’t let me down.”

  • What other resources do you need to make this possible – how will you get them?

Co-creating a Visual Success Map can enable all of the above for an Individual or for a team.  So: get with a buddy, coach, mentor or other team members and start co-creating!  This is creative, fun and productive – enriching all your lives!

Go to: and take a Free 14 day Trial. Get alongside a buddy, mentor, coach, family member or friend/colleague and talk through these questions; putting a simple plan together as you go. It could look something like:


My Visual Success Map for 2019 – Being the Best I can be! 

Click here to see it in the Make it Yours Web App and interrogate the stepping stones to see more by clicking on them and their constituent parts:

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