Happy New Year!
What better time to write a blog than on the first day of a new year. I took a two week break from my blog over Christmas and although I missed writing, it really was a pleasure to take time out.
However challenging, frustrating or smooth running 2016 was for you, what are your plans for 2017? How are you going to make 2017 be a more fruitful year for you?
What have you been procrastinating on for months or years? Something you have a passion for, a cause of some sort or perhaps something more practical such as taking your driving test or saving for a deposit for a mortgage.
What has stopped you from pursuing this dream or goal? Lack of finances, lack of time, a lack of faith in your ability, lack of support from friends and family members?
Wholst these are all obvious hurdles which you will need to overcome, they do not need to prevent you from moving forward. One step forward, one small action is often all that is required to get you going. Do not concern yourself with the “what if’s”. Do not be afraid of failing. When moving into new territory, failure is often part and parcel.
I would suggest you note down three goals you have for 2017; one or two may even appear unachievable in your own eyes. Think about the very first step you will need to take. It may involve a telephone call, face to face meeting or researching the Internet.
Take action – only then will you believe you can achieve this goal. Only then will doors begin to open and ideas spring into your mind.
Do not be that person who hopes but puts no plans in place. Do not be that person who chooses not to pursue their goals and dreams believing they are too big. Big is good as it means you are aiming high!
What do you plan to achieve in 2017?
Are you willing to overcome the challenges?