While some may feel that all it’s done and dusted for the year, there is still time to accomplish some goals before you start making a new list of goals you will be accomplishing next year!See, goals have to be realistic and not trigger so much expectations that may lead to disappointment. You have to be positive about them by turning them into tools to help you set yourself up for success.
Setting goals and achieving them can appear overwhelming, that is if we try to do too much too fast. This is why I have created a list of achievable goals that can still be achieved before the year ends.
Yes, you may consider yourself needy in some areas when you look at your possessions. But for many who are reading this, you do have warm clothes, a comfy couch and certain satisfaction others cannot afford. The remaining part of the year should give you the opportunity to put your life into perspective and find a way to help others along the way. Whether it is by volunteering to serve food at a soup kitchen or helping at-risk high schoolers, or a sick friend, there is always a way you can reach out to make another person smile, feel loved and hopeful about life again.
2. Read a book
Well, leaders are readers. And if you want to take advantage of the opportunities before you, perhaps you need to open a book and read something that will prove eye-opening, if not only interesting. You can still read a book before the year ends, and it can still change a part of you you’ll be thankful for in 2017.
3. Spend money on an experience
Yeah, let’s go bungee jumping ir scooba-diving! Turns out people who spend money on experiences are happier. While frugality is essential, you should not forego the opportunity of living your life to the fullest. Take an impulsive weekend trip to a new city or buy concert tickets. You can still do something that will make you feel alive before the year ends.
4. Discover yourself
Try to search inwards by spending time on new tasks and in solitude. The truth is that you may have been so engaged at work and with friends and family that you’ve never really had time to be with yourself. This, my dear, you can do by signing up for the upcoming second edition of my 52-day self-development and wellness course called #Mission52.
5. Stay in touch with loved ones
Don’t be so distant from friends and family who care about you. Now that the year is about to end, it will be ideal for you to reach out to those you love and let them know how much you appreciate them for being in your world.
6. Buy yourself a gift
There is nothing selfish about this. Buying a gift or rewarding yourself shows that you appreciate yourself and you want to treat yourself in a special way. Doing this will make you feel more accomplished and more motivated. This act, for most, may feel “desperate”. To me, it screams an understanding of self-worth and self-value. Now what beats that?
7. Get out of your comfort zone
While this may require some boldness on your part, getting out of your comfort zone is explorative and gives you the opportunity to seek newer grounds that may just provide the challenges and happiness you seek.
8. Move to a new place
It could be a new job, a new city or a new town. Before the end of the year, seek newer surroundings that will reveal the beauty you have always sought.
9. Take care of your mind, body & spirit
Your mind, body and spirit is the trio-pack vehicle to your success. You should recognize this and stop activities that could be destructive to it. Rather engage in activities that will improve your mental, spiritual and physical well-being.
10. Keep a journal to measure your progress
A journal helps you to know how far you have come. Through writing, you can alleviate your stress and have reasons to be thankful at the things you have accomplished, no matter how bleak the future may look to you now. You can also build that nostalgic feeling and use a journal to remember the memorable moments and get lost in visualizing what you could still achieve.
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