Today’s post is going to be brief, but may just change the way you approach 2017.
We’re all sitting down in the next few weeks, reviewing the past year and setting up a goal tracker for next year.
Part of that process is looking back at projects that may not have panned out, numbers we didn’t hit, or (ahem) pounds we didn’t lose.
- What about your successes?
- What about things that made you laugh/smile?
- What about accomplishments?
Wouldn’t it be valuable to see a consolidated list of those things too?
Here’s how you set yourself up so that in December 2017, you actually have that information.
In whatever time management system you use (I’m a Moleskine + paper weekly planner kinda gal), create a space to track weekly successes and wins.
Then at the end of the year, you can look back through your weekly items and pull together a big list that catapults you into the next year.
Your “wins” don’t have to be new multi-million dollar clients. It could be your daughter mastering the cartwheel.
Those little day-to-day successes get lost in the noise.
- Did you guest blog for a big website?
- Did you move to a new accounting software?
- Did you run a half-marathon?
- Did you get asked to speak at a local event?
Capture those moments throughout the year and you’re set up for more successes down the road.
You can still take five minutes to beat yourself up if you need to (those last 5 pounds are a killer), but then stand up, shake it off like Taylor Swift, and head into 2017 with a smile on your face.