New Years Resolution Tips #3: Begin with the End in Mind
Yep, still at the funeral, sorry, but the second part of this is to visualize what you want each of those people to say about you and about your life. What parts of yourself do you take the most pride in? Do you want them to say that you were an amazingly present friend, or that you were the most charitable person they knew? Were you the most trustworthy sibling, or the hardest working project manager? These are the things you want to use to help you set goals for the new year. For entrepreneurs, in your vision, do your pursuits help you to become one of the most generous philanthropists in your city? If so, then it’s time to set some big financial goals for your business and start thinking about what causes you might be interested in helping with (while you’re at it, go ahead and set a goal to get some new professional headshots taken!) Use that vision for motivation to work hard this year to build.
I have an incredible wanderlust and so one of my yearly goals is always to travel to one new foreign country a year. I am also a prolific reader. Reading centers me and brings me peace, joy and pride so I always try to read 52 books a year.
It’s super cliche’ by now, but as Stephen Covey says, you want to “begin with the end in mind.” That will tell you where you want to go this year. Then set those goals (make sure they are measurable and attainable!) and make it happen. Oh yea, and don’t forget to get plenty of photo documentation along the way.