New Year's Resolutions From Successful Business People
By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International
So, how are your new years resolutions going from the start of the year? One great way to kick start the creative process and help us with our resolutions, as well as gain some inspiration, is to see some of the resolutions made by legends...
This article by Business Insider has 31 of some of the most successful people in the world, here are some of the highlights...
Kevin Cleary, CEO of Clif Bar
"Ironman Kona is one of the toughest athletic events in the world and I've always admired the athletes who compete in the event — not just for their mental and physical endurance during the race, but also for their commitment to the intense training. In October 2016, I'm taking on Ironman Kona myself… I also hope to inspire my three boys to join me in some of the training. There's nothing better than taking on an adventure as a family.”
Tony Robbins, Author and Coach
“Two of my primary financial goals of 2016 are to break our Feeding America 100 Million Meal contribution marker in order to provide some relief for those in need here in the US….
Another outcome of 2016 is we'll provide fresh, clean water for some 250,000 people in India, where 1.5 million children die each year from water and sanitation diseases.”
Karen Quintos, CMO at Dell
"In 2016, I want to be a vocal champion of women in business. It's both professional and personal for me. As a leader in the technology field, I have a front-row seat to the huge opportunity that exists for women today. And as a mom of two wonderful girls, I'm motivated every day by their dreams and limitless potential."
Julie Sweet, Accenture's North American Group Chief Executive
"I want to explore more — explore the world with my kids — new places and experiences, explore the new trends in technology, stretching my boundaries, and explore the new possibilities to make Accenture the best place for our people."
What Can We Learn From These Resolutions?
What did you notice as you read these examples and some of the others in the article? They all contained a desire to make a difference to other people as well as themselves. No one said “to make more money.” Now while that’s because many of these people are already successful, it’s also because legends understand that a key part of happiness is being involved in helping others, particularly family members and causes they care about.
Another factor is that many of the resolutions contained the success principle of balance. While being very busy people, they are constantly looking at ways they could use their professional roles to also give them satisfaction in a number of areas of personal growth.