The beginning of a new year is a good time to review where we are, where we want to go, and how will we get there.
Something else of value is to compare the end of the year with the beginning of the same year and see if anything changed.
How does where you were in your professional and personal life at the end of 2016 compare with where you were at the beginning of 2016? Did you go where you wanted to go? Did you achieve what you wanted to achieve? Why or why not?
What do you have to do differently in 2017 to make the end of 2017 different from the beginning? Now is the time to develop and implement a plan.
“Learn from the past. Live in the present. Plan for the future.”
I like this. I think it sums up very nicely what we need to do. (I couldn’t remember where I had read it so I searched it. What I found indicated that it is a quote by Audrey Farrell, author. As far as I know, she is not a relative.)
If we do this, learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future, we should do very well in our lives.
Accomplishing Your Dreams (Video Link)
Previously we discussed that commitment is what turns a daydream into a dream. Creating and implementing a plan is what turns a dream into reality.
We can tell ourselves that we are committed to a dream. Unless we create and implement a plan to make that dream a reality, however, we are not really committed.
How committed are you to your dreams? What are your plans for achieving them? How far have you progressed in implementing your plans?