“A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.”
Isn’t that the truth? When you go into life with no plan or goals whatsoever, you probably won’t make any forward movements. Growth doesn’t just magically happen on it’s own. Something I talk about a lot here on Annamotion is that there is no standstill in life; either you’re moving forward or you’re moving back.
So my question for you today is:
This post originally appeared on Anna’s 1st blog, Annamotion.
We can set goals and new year resolutions (hear my thoughts on that here in Why I Don’t Believe in New Year’s Resolutions), but I’d like to present another idea to you–something I’ve learned about in recent years. And that is to pick one word or phrase to be the focus of your year. It can be a symbolic word, a quote, or any kind of short phrase that embodies what you want your focus to be in the new year.
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
There is great value in taking time to intentionally decide on your direction and narrow your focus.
I have created a worksheet for you to help you in deciding on your word or words that will be your 2017 focus. Just put your email into one of the subscription boxes and you’ll soon receive it in your inbox.
If you’re already subscribed, check the bottom of any of your emails from me (Anna Reel) to find a link to access The Secret Grove where this resource will be waiting for you.
Here are a few of the questions that will help you:
REFLECT on last year. What worked? What didn’t?
What would I regret in 2018 not doing THIS YEAR? If I could redo 2017, what would I do differently?
What do I want to remember 2017 for?
What’s 1 word (or a few words) that embodies all that I want my 2017 to be about?
My 2016 Focus
Last year was my first time presenting this idea of having a one word/phrase focus for your year and sharing my own focus for 2016 on the blog. You can read my My 2016 Focus, which will also provide an example to you of a one-phrase focus.
Next week I will share with you my new focus for 2017. If you don’t want to miss it, make sure to subscribe. You’ll also get that worksheet to help you reflect on the questions (taking time to write down actual answers always helps me).
Your 2017 Focus
Spend time reflecting upon the questions and filling out the worksheet. You don’t have to complete it all today. Feel free to take your time over this next week.