Guys, if you’re anything like me, then I hope you will walk away from this post feeling energized and setting yourself up for a successful, positive year.
Because every year I debate setting New Years Resolutions and inevitably focus on the same few, generic, hard-to-achieve goals like “pay off debt, lose weight, travel”. And every year I continue to not really achieve those goals because they lack specifics and don’t make me feel good.
And that’s the crux. How will I ever be the person I want to be if I’m not doing the things that make me feel excited, positive, grateful, and hopeful?
The system needs to get flipped. But I didn’t even know it until I started reading one of my new fave bloggers – Sarah, of Yes and Yes – from whom I got this idea directly. Sarah lists out her “new things” each year on her birthday and then uses the year to achieve them. Which not only gives her fun, achievable goals to work toward, but she ends up with loads of interesting stories in the process!
I hope you’ll join me (and Sarah), in choosing small, obtainable, happy-inducing goals this year by focusing on new things, big experiences, and creating the life you want (instead of just focusing on the vague and overwhelming goal of being the person you want to be).
Because ultimately, I feel that building the life you want makes you into the person you want to be anyways. But it’s a much nicer and more fulfilling way to get there. Don’t you agree?
I think you can see that I aimed for a balance between larger items and smaller, items that require time and skill (so I’ll push to keep learning), and items that are simpler, fun things to try.
I’ll post these “new things in 2019” in the sidebar of my blog with links to the proof of completion as I make my way through them, so you can check there anytime for updates!
I’d love to hear what you hope to try this year! Maybe there’s something fun on your list that I can poach and add to mine 😉 Let me know below!
We got this 💪
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