How to set yourself up for a solid 2024.
Posted by Adam Jelic on
We’re hurtling towards the end of the year and now is the perfect time to set your sights on 2024. What do you want to achieve next year? What new skills and habits will you cultivate? How will you make progress towards your dream life?
If you fail to plan, then you’ll plan to fail. So let’s get planning!
Step 1: Dream up your big picture vision.
Your personal vision of success is just that - it’s personal. It’s not what your Mum thinks success should look like, nor is it the version of success you see as you scroll through your Instagram or Tiktok feed.
Take the time to reflect on your passions and values. What truly matters to you? What brings you joy? What makes you feel a sense of accomplishment?
Then visualise your ideal year. Imagine it’s December 2024. Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you proud of being?
Step 2: Set Your Goals
Once your vision is crystal clear it’s time to translate it into specific and measurable goals.
Make your goals SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound). Instead of setting a vague goal to ‘get fit’, make it specific by saying ‘run 10k non-stop by September’.
Also set goals that give you energy. It’s critical to be excited by the goals you set because otherwise you’ll lose motivation and will stop taking action. Choose something that gets you fired up!
Step 3: Define Your Habits
While goals provide direction and push you forward, it’s the daily habits and systems you create that get you there. Define how small actions map back to the bigger picture, and create a system that will help keep you accountable.
Step 4: Nail Your Mindset
You can set all the goals and identify all the habits you want, but unless you have a strong and positive mindset, your effort will be in vain. Learn to adopt a growth mindset and see failures as opportunities to learn, and setbacks as merely obstacles in your path.
Having a strong gratitude practice can help ground you in appreciation and positivity - and our Gratitude Journal can help you do just that.
Step 5: Take Action
Last but not least, the most important step!! Take action! It’s the key to everything and without it, you’ll stay right where you are.
Celebrate every time you make progress, no matter how small. MOving closer towards your dream life is hard, but it should also be fun!
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