Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet: Have An Amazing Life – Limitless North
For things in life to change, you have got to change. You’ve got to be the catalyst for growth and achievement in your life. Things don’t just get better without your responding in some way, shape, or form.
So let me ask you, “How’s your year starting out?” How is 2017 going for you so far? We’re about a month and a half in, and this is the time that people really begin to cement in their goals for the year, or let them fall off by the wayside. Which category are you in? Or maybe you didn’t even set goals for yourself this year. Maybe you had some abstract concepts of what you thought would make this a good year, but you never took the time to define those thoughts for yourself.
Whatever category you fall into, I want to challenge you, here and now, to pick back up and keep moving forward. Set specific and detailed goals for yourself this year and begin to move toward them with confidence, massive action, and disciplined effort. If you want this to be the best year of your life, you’ve got to get specific about what that looks like, and then you’ve got to work for it. Things don’t just happen, things happen just. What you deserve you will earn, and what you work for you will achieve. What you wish for will allude you if you never put in the effort to have it and to become the kind of person who deserves to have it.
So again, I challenge you. Get specific about your goals and dreams for the year. If you don’t know how to set goals, do this: Practice idealizing every part of your life. If your life were perfect in every major area, physically, spiritually, mentally, financially, relationally, vocationally, recreationally, adventurously, etc… what would your life look like? What things would be going on in your life? Who would you have become, what things would you be doing, what would you have added or cut out of your life?
Once you idealize in each area of your life, you have some targets to aim for, so now you need to clearly define those targets and write them out with specificity. It’s okay if you don’t know how to achieve them, or if they’re even possible for you (They are). What you need to focus on is clearly defining them. THEN, you can break them down into milestones. What steps would need to be accomplished in order to achieve these beautiful goals of yours?
Great, now that you have the milestones laid out, it’s time to break those down into smaller and smaller action steps, until you have the smallest common denominator laid out.
Then, all you need to do is set out in that direction. Take one small step after another after another until you begin to achieve the steps toward your goals and dreams. As you move forward your vision will become clearer and clearer on how to actually achieve your dreams. It doesn’t have to be easy to understand at this point in the game, all you need to do is move one step forward, and I’m telling you, your goals will come into perspective.
If you will do this, set your goals with specific definiteness and put massive action behind the smallest step after the smallest step, you will make 2017 your most accomplished year yet!