Happy New Year!!
As usual, I can’t believe I’m already saying that, but here we are in 2017. Wow! I remember when the year 2000 sounded far away, and now almost 20 years have passed. Suddenly, I’m feel very old.
I know New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone, but I’m the kind of person who is energized by a clean slate. I love setting goals and envisioning my future, but I’m usually a bit too optimistic about what I can achieve. I tend to set more goals than I can realistically handle, and the next thing I know I feel totally scattered, defeated, and overwhelmed. Unfortunately, last year was no exception.
I’m currently working on a new printable collection all about setting (and most importantly achieving!) goals, and I’m determined to walk a new path in 2017.
I don’t want to spend this year feeling overwhelmed, anxious, scattered, stressed, or disappointed in myself when all is said and done so I decided that my word for 2017 is going to be focus.
I’ve come to the realization that I need to declutter all aspects of my life so I can focus on what’s truly important. Whew… acknowledging that is kind of difficult for some reason.
I can already feel myself struggling with the feelings of possibly disappointing people, wondering if I’m making a mistake, am I choosing to focus on the right things? And my FOMO (fear of missing out) just kicked into high gear!!
The thing I’ve come to realize though is that every time we say, “Yes” to something, we’re ultimately saying no to something else. Our time is so limited, and we really do need to safeguard it from the minutia that will devour it otherwise. So much of my time is currently eaten up by trivial nonsense that’s ultimately getting me nowhere. This is why my goals end up either unaccomplished or taking a lot longer to achieve than they should.
In 2017, I am going to become a fierce protector of my time. I’m going to focus on my top priorities and stop getting distracted by every promising opportunity or interesting thing that comes my way. Trust me, it happens a lot!
If it, whatever “it” is, isn’t aligned with one of my top priorities or goals, it’s getting a big, fat NO! I really hope this is one resolution I can successfully achieve.
I hope to be back next week with more details on my priorities and goals as well as the new goal setting workbook. I think you’re really going to like it, and I hope it helps us have our most successful, focused year yet.
Do you have a word, goal, or resolution for 2017? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear all about it.
Let’s make this our best year yet!