Here are three questions you can ask yourself now to set yourself up for success in 2017:
What were you proud to have accomplished in 2016?
Maybe you spent more time with friends or read more books. Thinking about how you made those goals happen can put you in the right frame of mind to make your new goals possible.
It will also remind you of what you consider important and valuable and help you to cultivate those habits to make them a permanent part of your life in 2017.
What were some mistakes or failures that happened to you in 2016?
It’s hard to look at mistakes but, it’s essential to identify what went wrong. Most importantly, what can we learn from those mistakes to insure they are not repeated.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently,” Henry Ford.
While it may sometimes be embarrassing or difficult to look at your mistakes, it is a valuable way to help you plan what you want in your life going forward.
What would you regret NOT doing in 2017?
We sometimes go through life as if we have all the time in the world, when the truth is we don’t know what day could be our last. Think about some of the goals you’ve always wanted to accomplish: Do you want to run a marathon? Have you always wanted to sing?
Do one thing that will give you more information on a nearby race or Google “voice lesson” to find out where the nearest class or teacher is located. Start now, in 2016, and by the time 2017 is here you will have a plan and not just a wish.
I know that the holidays can be a busy and hectic time. But, taking a few minutes during the last few days of December will help make your New Year’s goals and resolutions more successful.
Cheers to a great 2017!