Happy New Year! What are your intentions for this year? Is there something specific you really want to make happen?
I am going to talk about four simple, but powerful, questions you can ask yourself to set the stage for an amazing year ahead.
Why set goals?
Before we start, why set goals at all? You could just show up and wing it, but I bet if you are reading this right now, you are someone who wants more out of life. Starting your year with a focus on where you want to go is a great way to be more mindful of what you want to take on and how you spend your time. Here are the four simple questions:
- What do I want more of this year? Is it time? Travel? Experiences? Commit them to paper
- How do I want to show up for my family, friends and community? Who is most important to me and how can I invest in those relationships?
- What do I want to get better at this year? Personally? Professionally? Mentally?
- When I am older and looking back on my life, what will matter?
Set a direction
As we set the stage for 2022, there is a lot beyond our control. That is why setting a direction is so critical: we can achieve incredible things by paying attention to what’s most important to us and intentionally focusing on improvement. To throw a sports analogy at you: a player cannot control whether their team makes it to the championship, but they can improve their odds by perfecting a skill, improving their mental game and supporting their teammates. Whatever this year holds for you, I hope it brings joy, excitement and prosperity!
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