Everyone has a personal wish list. Items might include better finances, owning a house, renovating your kitchen, learning to garden, giving your child the best education, having a job you love to do, etc. But there is a reason it is called a “wish” list. Why not take some of your items off the wish list and turn them into reality?
There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to begin planning your future. It is important to plan and set goals and write them down.
Regardless of what your personal goals might be, here are some steps you can take to assess where you are today and where you want to be. Whether you’re a teenager, in your 20’s, 30’s, mid-life or a senior, just answer the following questions to see how you might start a little bit of “life renovation” this year.
Sit in a quiet place, perhaps a coffee shop or somewhere without distractions.
- Make of list of all the things you would like to be able to do in the next one to five years, assuming that money and time isn’t a factor.
- Review the list and mark top five goals that are most important to you.
- For each goal, list what is getting in the way of reaching that goal.
- Now go back and list what steps you could take to remove those obstacles.
- Now, focus on one goal that is important and achievable. Take those steps and put them into an action plan. Post your plan in a place so you can see it, and check off each step as you reach it.