As 2016 dwindled to a close, I found myself doing the usual to prepare for the new year - thinking of ways I could improve in 2017. You know, the annual, this year will be different from the last.
But as I write this I realized that a lot of the goals that I set for 2016 I did not actually meet - well not in full. If I had to rate my level of success in 2016 based on completing my goals, I would say I did good but surely not great.
I started the year off strong staying as diligent as one can till the first few distractions (hanging with friends when I should be productive, sleeping instead of being active and most of all procrastinating when I should be acting) rolled around. My attention would then pivot and eventually I would lose focus.
So what will be different in 2017? Well for starters, I can’t take the same approach as 2016 of setting goals in the beginning of the year just to look at the end of the year in disappointment.
Setting goals is a good habit, but what will be the driving force that makes sure I complete them?
The simple answer is my desire for more. To satisfy my want to achieve something great.
So I have decided to make 2017 my guide to the future I desire. 2017 is the year to start building what will eventually be considered my legacy.
The hardest part was figuring out what I want to achieve. But that became easier once I narrowed down what excites me. Helping others in new creative ways is my passion -& living your passion is the starting point to joy.
Once I found my passion I laid out my plan, even shared them with others to hold me accountable, and now its time to get to work. By no longer just being content with settling for good I can now venture to great - the self-satisfaction and peace of mind of knowing that I am making strides to become the best I can be without wasting any potential excites me for 2017.
Nothing will happen over-night and nothing will come easy; but as John Wooden once said, “ things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
Day by day I strive to improve little by little and give myself those small wins that will push me towards the bigger picture.
This is MY contract year - I will elevate my performance because my future is dependent on it !
Peace, Vibes & Blessings in 2017 - Kwam