Coaches, by nature, tend to be optimistic.  We also tend to focus more on the future than on the past, because you can’t change the past – you just learn from it.

So a new year tends to help us look at all the great new possibilities which open up.

I agree that some of it can feel fake, just optimism put up because it’s the thing to do.  All those great intentions will quickly fade away as reality and stress take over your life.

But you can choose what to adopt, what will give you the most power.  So if a sense of optimism serves you, go for it!  Why not?

If, instead, you choose to ignore all the hype and just want to continue on the momentum you built in 2013, that’s fine too.  You can choose.  But the important point is that you SHOULD choose, and put a little thought into your choice.

If you want 2014 to be a better year for your business than 2013 was, then something will need to change.

What’s it going to be?