I love looking back and reflecting on what happened in the past year and where I want to focus on the next. Granted you don't need the New Year to do this. You can reflect and change things up just about any day. Maybe your birthday could be the trigger or maybe some other event.
It's best to pick the time of year that speaks to you.
"If you don't know where you are going, you will go where the wind takes you." is one of my favorite quotes.
To me, this means you have to plan the life you want to live. Granted planning and getting exactly what you want are 2 different things. By having a plan, you decide what is important to you. I think that is the key. First of all, we have to know what is important to us and then how do you design your life to include that. Always remember what is important to us is constantly changing. This is why it is best to reevaluate and do so often.
If relationships are important to you, then you need to plan and schedule time with those people you love. If you don’t, you’ll be “too busy” with all the other “stuff” that gets in the way and you might find yourself feeling disconnected.
If having fun is important, figure out what it is that makes you happy and go do it without guilt!
If your work is important, make the goals, do what you can to put things in motion. Don't worry about the tedious stuff, do the things that matter and will move you forward, then be patient and open to the things that come your way.
Only you can make your life the way you want it to be. So if there is something you were not happy with last year. Make a change, go out on a limb, be ready to fail and get off course, try a different path to explore. Maybe you will find another destination to explore that you didn’t expect to want to before you went on the journey and maybe that will change the goals you had in the first place.
What are your goals this year? What path do you want to start your journey on? Please share in the comments below!