STOP!!! WAIT!!! Don’t psyche yourself out over your new year’s resolutions just yet! First-take time to reflect on the past year:
Identify your greatest achievement.
Identify your biggest failure.
What healthy habit did you establish?
Which unhealthy habit(s) held you back?
What was your biggest time waster?
Was your prayer life hot, cold or lukewarm?
Did you master your mindset?
Did you tackle and eliminate clutter from your home?
Did you cultivate meaningful relationships? With whom?
Which books inspired you the most?
Did your schedule reflect your values?
Were your morning and bedtime routines effective?
Did you demonstrate generosity in a massive way?
Was gratitude a guiding principle?
Thoughtful reflection is vital to the process of establishing resolutions/goals. It can prevent you from “doing the same old thing and getting the same old result.” Reflection is vastly different from dwelling on mistakes or living in the past. Used correctly, it can be your best shot at serious incremental self-improvement. It can give you a hear start on achieving your goals.
When you write your 2017 resolutions/goals, be realistic, be specific, be mindful of what motivates you and remember to plan ways to celebrate your success along the way.
I like to make resolutions/goals in 6 key areas:
- personal growth
- professional growth
For a moment, imagine this: it is December 31st of 2017. You have set aside time to reflect on the year and establish your resolutions/goals for 2018. You are overwhelmed with strong feelings of satisfaction, accomplishment and JOY because you had your best year ever. Your commitment to growth and excellence in each area of life helped you succeed in ways you never imagined.
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It is my prayer that 2017 will be your best year ever. I pray that you will bless others in BIG BOLD ways. I pray that you will be blessed beyond measure and loved beyond your wildest dreams. Happy new year!