It’s a new year and a fresh start to a new you. What will 2015 be about? Have you taken the time to think about it?
Everyone talks about goals, which, to me, is an overloaded word. Sometimes goals can feel weighty, lofty, or even absurd. They start off ambitious with good intentions but without an approachable plan can often lead to nothing.
I’m the type of person that appreciates a routine, a plan, but more importantly, I enjoy progress and achievement. Regardless if you are like me or not, I’m pretty sure you would enjoy seeing yourself improve and achieve some things, too. Here are 3 simple tools to consider as you go forward in this new year, to begin the process of creating your better self.
1. Create your vision, if you don’t already have one , for your life.
Be ambitious, be bold, be fun, be crazy, be real, whatever it takes to feel like the vision you hold is really the one you want to create and live. I suggest some real soul searching and time with yourself to fully develop and have fun with this. If you already have a vision, check in with yourself that it still holds true, modify if or as necessary.
2. What can you do this year that will get you closer to living the life you envision?
Ever heard the phrase “how do you eat an elephant?” That’s right, “one bite at a time.” Likewise with your vision, trim it back to something achievable, something to aim for in this one year.
Why is this important to you? How will you get started?
Creating visions and setting goals, realistic or otherwise, don’t do anyone any good unless you understand ‘why’ you want to fulfill them. This becomes your motivation and fuel, your driving factor that will help you get started or push yourself further. And, when things get tough or setbacks occur, this becomes your faith, your beacon, your hope. Where you start depends on where you are and where you want to go.
You know yourself better than anyone. Now, no more excuses. Don’t let yourself get in the way of creating a better you, today.
What do you want to achieve this year? How will you get started?
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