Happy New Year, you beautiful badass. I hope you’re having a fabulous 2018 so far.
In the lead up to this new year, I started to feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of goal-setting advice out there. To the point that I almost didn’t sit down to reflect on 2017 and start defining my focuses for 2018 — even though I enjoy doing this.
To stop the overwhelm from taking over, I took a breath, picked up my notebook and let it flow. What hit the page were 10 prompts (questions I asked myself) that left me feeling grateful for 2017 and excited for 2018. In the hope you might find them helpful too, I’ve shared them below.
When you’re ready, find a quiet spot, a fresh page in your notebook and let’s get started. Take your time answering the questions and write down anything and everything they bring to mind.
List everything that comes to mind.
List everything that comes to mind, big and small.
List everything — and anything — that comes to mind.
Think of a “focus” as a broad goal or achievement.
List every action that comes to mind, big and small.
List every potential blocker than comes to mind.
Consider everything you can do now to prevent this blocker from holding you back.
List everyone you would like support from — this could be executional support (i.e. being a sounding board) or emotional support (i.e. being your accountability buddy).
You’ve got this!
There we go — I hope the above questions leave you feeling empowered, excited and equipped to pursue your focuses in 2018. And provide a powerful set of prompts to take with you into this new year.
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Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!