As a Midwesterner, when the calendar says “First day of Spring”, I admit to getting a little giddy. It helps when you see the daffodils peeking their green stems up out of the ground, when you hear the birds chirping in the morning and when everything just smells like “spring”. For someone who has not lived through a cold and snowy winter, these things may seem poetically lame (as was recently told to me by my friend who has lived her entire life in Southern California), but it’s truly a season for new and renewed life. It’s a time to get out of the dark and welcome fresh ideas and new opportunities.
What matters most to you as you transition into this new season? Where you can move into something new or how can you welcome a new opportunity? If you’re unsure, then let the spring surroundings guide you. Physically take yourself outside and use all your senses to take in the newness of your surroundings. Ask yourself these 3 questions:
- What is going well for me right now?
- Where in my work or personal life do I want to create something new or fresh? And, what would it look like if I achieved the results I most want?
- What would be the costs of staying status quo and what would be the benefits if I achieved the results I most want?
Next, decide what steps you can easily take to moving forward. Remember, this is a time to “Spring Forward” so take the opportunity to launch into What Matters Most for you.