The holiday season has kicked off, Christmas and Hanukkah are almost here! With New Year’s 2013 around the corner, it’s time for introspective thinking, identifying new goals in life and reflecting on your successes from 2012.
What will be your top goals in 2013? Do you have a list of 5, 10 or 100 goals for the New Year? It’s not important that you have a long list of goals. Rather, what’s important is that these goals are meaningful and that you write them on paper. As the Chinese proverb reminds us “The palest ink is better than the best memory.”
If you find yourself short of goals, focus on separate aspects of your life. Think about goals for your: family, relationships, health, career, finances, benevolent interests and adventures. If you need ideas, here’s an excerpt from my Top 100 Goals list.
It’s also important to reflect on your success of 2012. What were your top 5 or 10 accomplishments for the year? Add these accomplishments to your Resume of Victories. As you think back on your successes from 2012, ask yourself what made these successes possible? What events, connections, resources and actions, led you to success. This type of questioning will help you focus your energy efficiently.
I hope this gave you some great ideas for 2013. If you would like more inspirational ideas get my book on Amazon.com (I recommend the paperback version, so you can make notes and highlight important ideas).
I hope you enjoy the holidays and wish you continued success in 2013!