I believe you are here at HMS looking for ways to be the best version of yourself. 2016 is nearing the end and it is time to review and set a better 2017 for yourself.
Here are 7 ways to make your 2017 awesome
1 Review Your Year
I review my year on year end to reflect on my learnings and progress towards my goals. Reviewing your years will help you to observe and be aware of what you went through and what are the things to avoid and what to do more of in the year of 2017. Without a review on your personal progress is like driving without side mirrors.
2 What To Do Less Of
I have a series of questions that I asked myself to give myself more clarity. The first question would be to what to do less of. There will be things that you hope to do less of because it does not bring you the results that you want. If you are not satisfied with your diet because you are eating a bag of chips every time you watch your TV
shows, that is something that you want to do less of in 2017 if your goal is to lose some weight
3 What To Do More Of
There are things that you did badly that you need to do less of. There are also things that you did well that you want to do more of. If you are exercising maybe one times a week, why not do it 3 times a week. If you are making only 10 sales call a day and it is getting you results, why not make it 15 calls a day. Think about what you did well and do more of it.
4 Am I Progressing Towards What I Want To Have
I always set new yearly goals and review my long term goals at the end of the year. Your goals are your guiding point to why are you trying to achieve in the short to medium term so that you can achieve your long term goals. I know that I want to have a location independent business. Success to me is not about big cars and houses. But about living freely with major control of time and not worrying about money. This is my long term vision that have and I will break my vision into multiple goals that I have for the year. Achieving them would means that I will move closer to my goals. Ask yourself whether you are moving in the right direction. If not, it is time to change.
5 Set Your Long Term Vision and Short Term Goals
A long term vision of mine includes how am I living, the lifestyle that I pursue. I aim to be healthy, spend sufficient time with family,be financially free and work on a business that I have passion and belief in. In order to achieve that, I create goals such as
- Reading 24 books a year
- Exercising 5 times a week
- Bring my parents for an overseas trip
- Activities to build my side business
These are the goals that act as a guiding milestone to make my 2017 a successful one. You need to break down your long term vision into multiple small goals so that you are able to keep moving towards it.
6 Create Activities For Your Goals
Why so many people failed to achieve their goals is because they only set goals but not the activities. Having activities set into your calendar will ensure that you take action everyday. Without the action, forget about the results. I create habits such as
- Work on my side business for 30 mins everyday
- Exercise for 7 mins everyday
- Read for 5 mins everyday
- Eat a fruit per day
- Make 10 sales call per day
Creating these mini activities ensure that I am taking action. Take a goal that you want to achieve and create the activities that you need to do everyday to achieve it.
7 Find A Mentor
This is a topic that I would like to research and find out more. It is something that I would like to achieve for the year of 2017. Having a mentor is something that all successful people talks about. I would love to have a mentor to work with so that I am able to create more breakthroughs in my side business. I will come back and write more on this topics.
What are you gonna do differently in 2017. If you have any ideas, do share with it so that I can share with the community.