The beginning of a new year is an exciting time to reflect, dream, and plan for the future. January is a month filled with anticipation and the good news is that we have control over 2024 and we can be the architects of our year.
To do so effectively, we need to do 3 things:
- To lay the foundation for an exceptional 2024, it’s important to get yourself in a positive state. The state you’re in matters! If you don’t take the time to reflect, you will likely come up short. Take a moment to flip through your phone’s photo album, review your calendar, and take inventory of what all you accomplished in 2023. Putting yourself in a positive state will help you dream and plan for the year ahead with excitement.
- What does an awesome 2024 look like for you? The more specific, the better! A good way to do this is to think about each quarter and what 3 or 5 things you want to accomplish. Dig into the ‘why’ behind these goals; make it emotional and powerful. The significance of your ‘why’ will inherently help you find the ‘how.’
- Measure and stay focused.
- To turn your dreams into accomplishments, it’s crucial to establish specific metrics and maintain your focus. In the hustle and bustle of life, staying focused on your ‘why’ can be challenging. Regularly revisit your goals, assess your progress, and adjust course if needed.
By implementing the Reflect, Plan, Measure framework, we will become active participants in the creation of a year filled with intention and excitement.
Great Days Ahead!