While January is often when many of us make New Year’s resolutions, the fall and harvest time is the perfect time of the year to take a look at what you’ve written down, or resolved in your mind. Ask yourself, “I planted the seeds for my goals this year, now what is in my ‘crop’?”
Think about those things that have been working out well for you, and what you still want to adjust in your life. Before the bustle of the holiday season begins, there’s an opportunity for each of us to do a bit of quiet reflection.
Do you remember your goals? What you had hoped for this year?
- Take a moment to celebrate which ones you’ve achieved, the positives in your life, the accomplishments you’ve made this year.
- Give yourself a little reward for what you’ve done. Tell a friend and celebrate together.
- Now look at the goals you’re still working on and ask yourself, what got in the way? Weed out the excuses, and figure out new ways to move ahead, at least, by a few initial steps.
- Focus on one goal above the rest and make this your priority for the rest of the year. Many of us get overwhelmed with too many “to do’s”
- Write down one or two inspirational ideas, quotes or a photo to pin up on your wall or post as a “sticky note” on your computer. Visual reminders keep us inspired and moving ahead!
Here are a couple to get your started:
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu