Did you have a plan for 2014?
How do you feel about what you accomplished in 2014? How about the things you didn’t get to? Are there things you forgot about? Gave up on? Lost the motivation to do? Ran out of time to complete?
Tomorrow is the first blank page of a brand new year. Like any new chapter, starting 2015 off strong and on a good foot sets the tone for the year ahead. If you don’t know what you want out of the year, how can you work toward anything?
I know, I know – it’s the holidays, maybe you’ve had a little time off and just want to veg out with some Netflix, leftovers and your pjs. Trust me, I know. I took nearly two weeks off for the holidays with the intention of doing as little as possible and as much of it as I can from in my slippers. In addition to relaxing and spending time with loved ones, I’ve been using this time away from the office to recharge, regroup and reevaluate what I’m doing and what I’d like to be doing.
New Year’s Resolutions are boring and they usually don’t work. The reason is because we pick things we don’t want to do anymore and we focus on them. And there’s not a single person who is happy when they’re focusing on negative things.
Taking the time to start your new year off right by figuring out what you’d like to actually see and do for the coming year. Give your goals and dreams names and establish a plan to carry them out.
The garden variety New Year’s resolutions we’ll all see friends pledging all over social media in the next few days will surely last just a month or two before they’re abandoned because those great ideas had no plans for follow through
A plan is an integral part of any successful program – that’s essential what you want your life and career to be, right?
It’s important that your plan for 2015 isn’t lopsided – incorporate personal goals & career goals. I really like this strategy for setting goals, shared by Levo League:
— Levo League (@levoleague) December 31, 2014
I’ll share my full plan for 2015 next week. Don’t forget to share yours with me, too!