Every year, I re-evaluate my life’s goals. I take into account, where I am, what I’ve done, and where I want to be in the future. I think about my health, my family, my career, and my friendships. This type of evaluation becomes more essential the older I get. If I know where I’ve been and I have goals, then I know where I’m going.
This year, there have been some losses and health scares in my family. These situations have made me realize that I must make better health choices to get my body and mind to its optimum state.
I also believe that being healthy goes beyond the physical and that I need to be as mentally healthy as possible. This is why I am learning how to take things as they come, surround myself with supportive and positive people, and think before I speak. I will also put out supportive and positive energy. I will be more appreciative of the happiness that surrounds me.
I love being able to witness the good that surrounds my family and friends. I love it when they not only what they want, but what they deserve. This year, my husband received his master’s degree, my son received an excellent report card, my sister went back to college, and my brother helped my parents move to North Carolina to be closer to him. They are all pretty happy, which makes me happy.
Watching my family succeed is motivating because if they can do it, then so can I. They make me feel invincible. I am determined to sharpen my writing, editing, marketing, and design skills. I will utilize these skills to be as successful as possible this year.
The older I get, the more I realize that time is one of the most important currencies in my life. I will not squander it away as I have done in the past. It is important to be selective about who I spend my time with and what I spend my time on. This year, I will spend more time with my family, on my work, and on myself.
I know how easy it is to lose your way. This is why it’s important to set goals with time limits and take action.
Here are some questions you may want to answer to help you with your own life evaluation:
- What did you want to accomplish last year?
- Did you accomplish what you set out to do? If not, re-evaluate if you would still like to do it this year and create a list.
- Think about what you wish to do this year. Where would you like to be? Create a specific to-do list with a plan of action complete with deadlines.
- Then take action. Like they say, there’s no time like the present.
This is your year and nothing will stop you. You can do it. Good luck with all of your goals!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Thoreau
Happy New Year!