Oh wow can you believe we are past into 2018! Based on numerology, 2018 would be an amazing year for bringing in fortune, love, success and more rewards. But it won’t be if we simply do nothing! So if you like to make 2018 your best year ever, then you need to start planning your goals right now!
A surefire way to start on doing this is to reflect on your previous year. Some people have started doing this even before New Year. Some people have completed their vision board even before Christmas! Well, not me! I believe it is really important to be present during the holiday season as it can be quite a stressful period. If you were like me, I worked really hard the whole year with almost a non-existence social life. Close to the holiday season, I was busy wrapping things up with work stuff before everyone went on break and planning Christmas events from meals to prepare and presents to get or to make. So after all that, I just want to chill out during my break and simply do nothing! If possible I prefer not to use my brain at all hahaha! I just want to fully enjoy myself and relax. Hence why we are past mid-January, and only now I start to work on my goal planning.
So when you reflect on the previous year, ask yourself the below questions using the What, How, Who, Which and When.
Try to find at least 3 scenarios but if you only have one that is okay too
- What was the best thing that happened?
- How it/they happened?
- Who were part of that success or Who helped you to achieve that success?
- Which part of the success, you find inspiring/motivating?
- When did it happen?
Then use the same questions but on the opposite scenario like ‘what was the worst thing that happened’. These could bring out some negative memories but I strongly feel that even in negative experiences, we still can learn something out of them. And by learning these lessons, we need to ensure that we do things differently next time.
Now after the above self-reflection on the good and bad of 2017, then only you start asking yourself what you like to see in 2018. Again I am using the term ‘YOU’ so only YOU need to ask yourself what you truly like to see happen in YOUR LIFE this year. To do this, you must not compare what other people are doing to what you want to do. Each of us is walking on different paths of our lives and we all have different background, resources, skills, talents and goals. So it is important for you to be focusing only on YOUR GOALS.
Once you have the answers to the above, then you start using the What, How, Who, Which and When questions again and apply them to your new goals. These answers will help you to not just plan but to also create this goal to success. So hope this helps and let me know how you go with it!
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