3 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

3 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

The New Year is fast approaching, and 2017 will be here in less than a week now. This time of year tends to be full of reflection, planning, and hopes. Whether this past year has been great or horrible for you, I’m sure you’re hoping that the New Year has some wonderful things in store. I know I personally want it to be the year that I finally make a success with my new business and writing ventures. I also know that believing I can do these things will get me halfway there!

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

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Today I want to discuss with you a few steps that will help you make 2017 your best year yet:

Number one: Create a lifestyle around what you want, not just something that is temporary or that you’re simply wishing for. Think about what steps you need to take to get to your goal. Write them down, as well as the actions and things you need to accomplish in order to get there. Simply wanting or wishing for something to happen will not help you get there, you have to be willing to work at it too!

Number two: Make goals for yourself instead of resolutions. Some may argue that there isn’t much of a difference between these two terms, but I feel there is even if it is just all in our mindset. To me, the word “goal” elicits a meaning of planning and doing. You know that you have to do something in order to achieve it. While resolutions aren’t necessarily that different, the thoughts that come to mind when someone mentions the word are quite different. When I hear the word “resolution,” especially with New Year in front of them, I think of something that gets abandoned when things get too tough or the person loses interest. Therefore, I recommend a goals-type framework for whatever amazing things you want to accomplish this coming year. Here’s my process for the past few years: New Year, New You 2017. Making goals instead of resolutions has helped me immensely!

Number three: Make sure to plan and prepare for success. Like I mentioned in the first point, writing down what you want to accomplish and figuring out how you will get there can be very beneficial. You also should make sure you have any supplies or tools that you might need to get there. For example, if healthy eating is your goal, make a meal plan and a grocery list full of healthy foods that you can consume to help you succeed. If exercising three times a week is your goal, find some workout videos you can do, workout clothes and shoes to exercise in, or join a gym if that works for you. Whatever goal you have for the New Year, figure out what you need and either get it or make a plan for how you’re going to get it so that you can take that step when you get to it!

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So tell me, what are your goals for the New Year and how do you plan on accomplishing them?

 

~Bonnie~

 

(This post is linked to the Coffee and Conversation Linkup and Bloggy Brunch Linkup, hop over and check out more posts on those blogs!)

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13 thoughts on “3 Steps to Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

  1. These are great steps! Number 1 is very important! Often times, we say that we want some sort of success, but its nothing more than a wish or another dream until we start taking the necessary actions to change our lifestyle to one that is aligned with our goal of success.

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  2. Thanks for linking up at Coffee & Conversation – this is a great post! Very encouraging and great help at the New Year! Personally, I do a “Word of the Year’, which I’ve found to be so less intimidating (and discouraging) than those resolutions I never managed to keep past February 😉
    Hoping the coming year brings you all the best 🙂

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  3. I couldn’t agree with your tips more! I’m a big “goals over resolutions” person. I also believe in having a rough plan set out for things! Thanks for linking up at Bloggy Brunch this week. 🙂

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