Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Where does all the time go?” Or maybe saying, “There’s just not enough time to get everything done!”

If you’re struggling with time management, you can learn skills that will help you become more productive. As we kick off a new year, this is a perfect time to reflect on the previous 12 months; yet setting and maintaining focus on your goals should be done throughout the year. The beginning of the year is seen as a fresh start. This is a great opportunity to take account of your life and determine a new direction.

Take some time to reflect upon all you accomplished over the past year. Then assess these areas of your life:

  • Social. What do you give to your community?
  • Mental. What new knowledge or skills have you gained?
  • Physical. What are you doing to help maintain your health?
  • Spiritual. What are you doing to grow spiritually?
  • Financial. What are you doing to grow your investments?
  • Family. What are you working on to bring your family closer together?

Choose one or two areas in which you want to accomplish more, and set your goals. Make sure they are descriptive and measurable. Be careful not to set too many goals at once or you may lose focus and momentum.

All in all, when you begin doing the things that move you toward your goals, it will seem like time is slowing down and you’re getting more accomplished. Plus, you’ll feel much more in control.

As author Paul J. Meyer says, “If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.”

Here’s wishing you the best of success and growth in the upcoming year. May you accomplish more and have your best year yet!

This article was also published in the printed version of the Volume 6 Jan-Mar 2017 Newsletter (PDF).

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