Planning a Successful Year
With a new year quickly approaching, the time has come for us to choose how we are going to spend it. Of course, we can choose to do the same things, live the same way, and have the same experiences that we’ve been having up until now. Or we can choose the far more exciting road of electing to do something new and different this year, something that will not only be a joy to experience but also serve to bring some of our dreams to fruition.
For the sake of clarity, I am not talking about resolutions. Resolutions are great for the five percent of the population that can actually hold to them past February. No, I’m referring to making a short list of things you most certainly want to accomplish next year. Make that a very specific list of things you want to accomplish next year.
My short list, for example, includes writing a final draft of and publishing my first book, writing and performing a stand-up routine, and starting a video blog. Notice how my targets are very specific. At any given time during the year, I’ll be able to ask myself if I’ve accomplished these things, and if I haven’t I’ll be able to access how close I am to getting them done. This affords me the opportunity to keep track of my progress and push a little harder if I’m not getting the job done.
I would encourage all of us to make such a list. Every one of us has things that we want to do, things that we have been wanting to do, but for some reason or another haven’t done. Why not make the coming year the year that we stop putting it off and get that thing done? Why not make this the year that you begin living that extraordinary life of your dreams?
Think about it: there are 365 days in a year. 365. That’s a lot of days. I believe any one of us can do just about anything we want in that much time.
So in a way, I’m posting a challenge to be better and do better in the coming year. I’ve already presented some of the things I’m planning on doing, and I invite any and all of you to do the same.
If you want to talk about some of the things you’d like to get done in 2017 but don’t really want to post it under the comments, feel free to drop me a line about it via the contact form I’ve included at the end of this blog.
Let’s make it a great year!
We’ll talk again…