Here are five simple questions to keep you on track over the next twelve months:
- How do I want to spend my time?
- What do I want to learn?
- What do I want to achieve?
- How do I want to be?
- What’s my theme for the year?
This last one is powerful. In many ways it is a compression of your answers to the previous four questions. By giving yourself a theme for the year, you have an anchor, a focal point, to help you choose and make wiser decisions while staying true to yourself. For example, a couple of years ago, my theme was ‘follow my nose and do what excites me’. I didn’t do any work that didn’t excite me. What a difference that made!
Write your answers down. Don’t rush, come back to them frequently during the course of a couple of weeks.
Keep a journal of what you’re doing, thinking and feeling.
Every month, revisit the journal and questions. Update your answers if you need to.
Notice what happens over time.
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