After devoting some time to the practice of envisioning…it’s time to start narrowing your focus by identifying the areas of your life and work that are a priority for you. These are not the areas of your life that others are telling you that you “should” focus on, but instead these are the areas of your life and work that YOU want to focus your attention and energy on in 2012.
So take a moment to think about the areas of your life that are important to you. For example, are you at a point in your life where you want to focus more on your relationship with your significant other? Or do you want to revitalize your personal energy? Or do you want to grow your consulting business? Or do you want to advance in your career by designing your own more entrepreneurial role?
Take into consideration the key roles: Self, Career, Spouse/Significant Other/Partner, Mother, Daughter, Sibling, Friend, and Community. Which of these roles are calling to you at this point in time? Where do you want to see changes and/or sustain recent changes? What areas of your life do you want to grow or evolve at this point in your journey?
Keep things simple. Start out with one or two priority areas of focus. If you try to make changes in all areas of your life right off the bat, you will likely feel overwhelmed. So begin by identifying your priority areas. Then, get clear on the the time frame. Do you want this priority area to be a focus for you for the next 30 days, 90 days, the first half of 2012 or for the entire year? The conscious choice is yours to make. Choose wisely.