As 2016 comes to a close, are you ready for 2017 I look back on 2016 to see what I have achieved in the past year and shift my focus on moving beyond the festivities and on to next years plans? I will be moving forth by utilizing the good qualities and behaviors I have learned from this year, multiplying them and using them for the betterment of the growth of my online business in 2017. I am already getting excited about sharing a year on from now, but in the meantime.
When I opened my emails today I got this quote from Zig Ziglar, who is quick to remind me that the end of the year is pending and a New Year thereafter, always looking forward. It resonated enough with me that I had a need to share in hope it strikes a note with your also.
With the New Year ahead and looking back did you manage to achieve last years resolution; or do you just not partake in such things? All this aside, we all have a list somewhere, whether we call it a New Year resolution and if we write it down or just subconsciously remember it. Either way, it is still a list, a bucket list is what I shall refer to it as for the duration of this article. After watching the movie “The Bucket List” many years ago, I refer to any list of things you wish to achieve in life as a Bucket List, it is just appropriate.
What Happened to Your 2016 Bucket List?
This is not a good time to be pulling your list out now, but to be honest, better late than never. If it was me who prompted you into looking into it then great, but act fast. Time is running out! With 2017 just a little over a month away, this is what a lot tend to do as the year has just flown past us, without even battering an eyelid. So, what was on that list anyway?
Was it one of the usual:
- Lose Weight
- Quit Smoking
- Start Exercise/Gym/Walking
- Get a New Job
or something a bit more unique and personal to you:
- Meet New People
- Reduce Debt
- Increase Income
- Become Self-employed
- Start an Online Business
As you can see it could be absolutely anything, as it is your list and yours alone. I am not one for doing resolutions as I feel this is an ALL Year Round event and should not just be annual! In one way or another, we are taking responsibility for our lives and being accountable to ourselves for the growth and development of us as an individual, we owe ourselves that.
If for some reason my goals were not achieved on my list, I reaccess them, to find out why I didn’t and to whether it should remain on the list for next year, or forgotten about altogether as being unachievable or not longer practicable. Since I do not wish to drain my energy on the things that are not moving forward in life I don’t dwell any longer than need to with them.
A Bucket List for 2017?
So, moving forth to 2017, do you have a plan in place before you get there? If setting goals and writing lists is not your style, then how did Santa know all those years ago what you wanted for Christmas? It should not stop there, the dreams, the hope, and anticipation that it shall be delivered because you were good. I now apply this to life, putting it out there on my list to be delivered, when I am ready to receive rather than it being seasonal.
If you wish to aspire and be successful in your own right, then you need to have goals. If this is something you already do then great, but if not, you need to start… Like NOW!
Always start with the end in mind. Set a realistic time frame to achieve it, and if it is not working out, reassess your goals and tweak them if need be, even delete them if circumstances have changed and it is no longer applicable to your lifestyle.
By setting your goals you will have a far better chance of achieving your dreams. By being accountable to someone with your goals you will heighten your chance also, by being responsible for your own growth in life.
With the Close of 2016 Upon Us, Are you ready for 2017?
I have struggled with staying on track as I work from home and get a lot of interruptions from time to time. It has been mentioned to me that I should consider getting a mentor to assist me with my growth and development. Oh, man, have you seen the price of one? I am all for helping people grow their business but I could not justify the cost within my budget, although I kind of agreed that I needed someone to be accountable to. Other than ME!
I have found solace in that area of my life within the community of the Wealthy Affiliate University. They have the most amazing training programs to guide and help you stay on track. No, they are not going to come and personally kick your butt, although they will do everything within the community to keep you on track with your training for the future of your business, whether that be targeting a local or international market.
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So, tell me, have you achieved your bucket list this year? And, What is new to next year’s list? I would love to know what you include on your list, please add them in the comment below.