The curtains will soon fall on the year 2016. Many people have the habit of coming up with what they refer to as New Year resolutions.
As we prepare to welcome the New Year 2017, this is the ideal time to evaluate your life and ask yourself whether you are 100% satisfied with the life you’ve got. If you were to come to the end of your life today, would you have any regrets?
What kind of life do you have right now? What kind of life do you want to have 10 years from now?
> Do you have children?
> Are your children in school?
> What sort of home do you want for your family? Will you buy it or build?
> What schools/universities do you want for your children?
> How do you want to impact society?
>What legacy do you want to leave behind when your time on earth is up?
One year is a very short time so I do not work with one year goals. A decade is realistic when it comes to bringing about real change in one’s life.
Break down your 10-year goals into smaller, manageable targets. (Annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily and if possible, hourly goals).
“Most ‘impossible’ goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” – Don Lancaster
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
To achieve your goals, you have to make certain sacrifices (time, money, circles, relationships, etc.) If your goals are important to you, you will be willing to make some trade-offs.
What do you need to do in order to achieve your dreams? What changes do you need to make?
One answer I often get when I talk about people transforming their lives is the excuse about not having the capital to do anything outside of what one is already doing.
Does your mindset work against you? Do you have a negative attitude such that it is natural for you to focus on what could go wrong rather than the rewards you stand to enjoy when it actually works out?
Does fear hold you back? Confront that fear. What exactly do you fear? Do you fear that you don’t have what it takes to go for your dreams? Do your research and work on yourself. Surround yourself with people who are pursuing their dreams and become one of them.
Is the excuse about not having money to enable you pursue your dreams the reason why you remain at the same spot year after year? Come up with a clear road map about where you want to go. Let the lack of money not stop you.
This article is written by Susan Catherine Keter. A life coach, personal development mentor and blogger.