Look ahead

Last week I suggested you look back as we come to the end of the year. Once you've done that, it's time to look ahead.

The biggest lesson I learned in my look back is although I made good progress in some areas that are important to me and checked off several to-dos this year, I still spent a lot of time being swept up in negativity or working on things I thought I should be doing rather than the things I wanted to be doing. The people who are most important to me didn't get the best of me, and I didn't either. I want that to change.

When I look ahead and think about what I most want for the year to come, it's not so much about big changes and specific goals as it is about subtle changes and the overall way I want to live my life. I intend to look at my choices and my calendar through the lens of these top 10 priorities for 2019:

Strengthen my physical and mental health

Improve my relationship with money

Grow CRS' survey division sales

Expand my speaking business

Stop unhelpful behaviors

Prioritize our marriage

Spread positivity

Focus on family

Have fun


Jim Rohn is quoted as saying, "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."

What do you see for yourself in the year to come? Look ahead.

Photo by Bogdan Kupriets on Unsplash

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