Let’s End This Year with a Bang!
I simply cannot believe that we have entered December of 2018. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was bubbling over with excitement to embark upon the adventure of 2018, now I’m in prep and planning mode for 2019. Many times when we get to the end of a year, we get so bogged down with what we will accomplish on next year that we forget to treasure those last few moments of the current year. Well, today I am here to remind that these last few days are more precious than the beginning of 2019. How you finish is how you will begin the New Year, so let’s finish strong.
I have 5 keys to finishing 2018 strong to ensure that 2019 is off to a great start and steering you towards success.
Reflect on 2018 as a whole. Look at all you have accomplished and all you have yet to accomplish. That’s right, go and pull out that notebook that you wrote all of your 2018 goals in and go down the list and see what you completed and what you still need to be working towards. By reflecting, it will give you a sense of accomplishment for the items you can check off your list and a sense of urgency for the things that you have yet to complete. This is good. We all have things that we did not complete from year to year typically and that’s okay. This is why it is important to reflect on your goals. Now, you have revved your engine so you can shift into gear.
Evaluate why you did not accomplish some of your goals. Did other pursuits take longer than expected? Did life happen and get you off track? Did you just lose focus and get discouraged? Whatever the reason may be, I’m here to tell you it is okay. We can plan for success, but we cannot plan for the twist and turns that life throws at us. Let’s take the time to revisit those goals and note why we didn’t accomplish them if they are still relevant to our pursuit of purpose and if they are, how we will position ourselves to achieve them moving forward.
Let’s refocus. Now that we have taken the time to evaluate it’s time to refocus our minds. Maybe you need to get back on track with your healthy eating and exercise regimen. I know it is the holidays, but doing something is better than nothing. Maybe you need to get back to writing that book or planning that trip or saving money or maybe even starting a business. Only you know what you need to refocus on, so let’s get to it. I had to refocus on blogging. I allowed life to take me away from writing, but now, I am refocused and ready to give my lovies exactly what they have been missing…ME!!!
It’s better to start than to finish. When you start you show the universe you are serious about your pursuit. We don’t always have a roadmap for success. Sometimes us just starting lights our path and all we have to do is walk it out. Don’t make excuses, just start. Nothing is better than knowing you got over that hump called stagnation. I promise you that once you start you will be driven to finish and that is what this is all about.
Guess what lovies?! You are now at the finish line and no you may not have finished everything you set out to accomplish, but you started on the things you wanted to accomplish. Starting means you can carry it over into the New Year, so this puts you ahead of the game. How awesome is that? Now, you can truly finish like you want to begin by finishing strong.
So let’s recap, we need to reflect on the things we aspired to accomplish, evaluate why we haven’t accomplished those things, refocus on those lost goals, start working towards those goals, and finish strong by continuing in the spirit of starting.
Until next time lovies…let’s be proactive and not reactive so we can finish strong.