Set Yourself Up For Success This New Year
It’s 2018 and, as usual, you’ve probably made some New Year’s resolutions. Why not make a fresh start this year and follow this simple three step process? It’s easy, effective and very practical.
STEP 1: Acknowledge Your Achievements
Reflect and write down your answers to the following questions:
- My biggest achievements in 2017 were…
- Some of the things I wanted to achieve but didn’t are…
- What stopped me was…
STEP 2: Create Your Future
Cut out three paper circles and title them ‘same,’ ‘better’ and ‘best.’ These are your 2018 film reels. Now think about the year ahead and what you really want out of all the areas in your life. Pick up the film reel you want to choose: “same,” “better,” or “best.” Write the script for that film.
STEP 3: Prioritize And Go For It!
Being focused is important for turning ideas into action. Put the first things first, and make sure your goals are specific and achievable and that you have a ‘support person’ to keep you on target. To finish, review all the good work you have done so far and make a list of no more than five goals. Nominate somebody to whom you will be accountable to, and determine how and when you will update them.