As 2017 drew to a close were you happy or sad? Was it a good year or are you glad it is over? You started the year, as most did, with expectations. It might have been a change in job, more exercise, stop smoking, lose weight, gain weight, travel, drink less, drink more, meet someone special, etc., etc. But did it happen?
Interestingly, more than likely it didn’t happen. Why, because most don’t invest in what they think they want. They think that somehow, it will just happen, much like the claims to lose weight and become a fashion model size 3 without exercising. Anything you want bad enough comes with strings attached. The strings are called investment.
If it is a job, you need to invest time in researching and targeting what you want to do and where you want to do it. If you are determined to lose weight, you need to pay attention to nutrition and physical fitness. If you really want to quit smoking, get on a plan threw a doctor or pharmacist. If you have a desire to travel, talk to one of your friends who does and determine where you would like to go. You needn’t blow your entire budget, start local and see how you like it.
We all make resolutions, whether we will admit it or not, and the true test of how badly we wanted them comes at this time of year when we look back at what we really achieved. Sometimes we see accomplishments that weren’t on the list that make us proud, and that is wonderful, but if what we really wanted didn’t happen we need to look at our investment in them.
When you look at 2018 and make your list, ask yourself, “what will I commit to, to make this happen?” That may change what you put on the list.
Wishing everyone an awesome 2018!
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