Create Your Best Life in 2019!

Sep 30, 2018 | Blog

Have you thought about what you want to create in 2019? How you want to lead your life? We lead in all areas of our life. Sometimes we lead great, and other times, not so great. The way in which we lead ourselves is related to the satisfaction we feel in our lives. So, the question is…how do you lead from a place of excellence and create your best life?

Leadership starts with leading self, regardless of title or not. If you are not doing a good job at leading yourself, chances are, you are stuck and not completely happy with your life. When we are frustrated at work, we tend to take it home and when things are not going well at home, we tend to take it into work and not perform our best.

This was me for many years. Without a plan, I would wander through the year, letting life control me versus having a plan and creating the life I wanted. Do you have an individual development plan? A thought out plan that documents what you want to accomplish and create for the year? How you want to grow? What intentional things will you do to get there? For so many years, I would get to the end of the year and realize I hadn’t created what I wanted to create. Without an intentional plan, every year, you could end up in the same place. This does not move dreams forward.

During this time of the year, I have an intentional process I walk through to reflect on this year and plan for the next year. The process involves disconnecting, going into serious self reflection and includes questions to help me process and journal through it all. I start with taking time out of the chaos of life to sit and think about 2018.

Here are a few questions regarding 2018 to think and journal on:

  1. What went well in 2018?
  2. What did not go so well in 2018?
  3. What lessons did I learn?
  4. What could I have done better?

Sitting in this thought process allows time to reflect on the year. There is a calm peace that comes from loving yourself through your “mistakes” (failure is growth) and in celebrating your accomplishments. 

Next, what will you create in 2019? 

Here are 4 questions to help kick start your 2019 planning:

  1. What is the vision for who you want to be in 2019? What do you want to accomplish? How do you want to grow?
  2. What goals do you need to set in 2019 to get to that vision?
  3. What actions will you need to take in 2019 to hit your goals and make your vision a reality? 
  4. How will you hold yourself accountable to make it happen? 

This is your action plan. Make sure you have a clear vision of what success looks like. With some discipline in place and with laser focus, you can create your future! It really doesn’t have to be any more complicated.

This is important…..WE make it hard by resisting. Life has a way of distracting us, but only if we let it. With a plan in place and the mindset to keep it moving, you are capable of making anything happen!

Be the creator of your life and make your vision your reality!  

What will you create in 2019?

 

Originally posted on LinkedIn