The 7 Questions You Need to Answer to Start Your 2018 Right
the Holiday seasons almost over, we’ve all been really busy, tired, and
somewhat stressed out. This year will go down in history; it’s been
one of the roughest years for some while others have had incredible
successes. Are you awaiting the big ball drop? Some just want to say
good bye to this year and start fresh, and based on everything that’s
happened one can’t blame them.
you were asked to describe your year in 3 words what would you say? I
ask this because those 3 words represent how this year has treated you.
It also means you can start thinking about what you want and don’t want
come 2018. I adore reflection; it gives one the opportunity to set a new
course in the future and you’re able to learn from your mistakes.
went well for you this year and what didn’t? Maybe you were one of the
people I was discussing this past year in terms of professionalism or
maybe you’re on the cusp of a new career path and you just aren’t sure
because the educational opportunities haven’t lined up. It happens, but
if you’re going to make better in life you’re going to have to get
serious and start plotting a course. You should never aimlessly wander
through life hoping to one day find your destination.
charge, start writing some goals down, and a set a realistic timetable
for you to complete them. It’s not too late to begin working with a
different age group, burst into doing that particular fitness class, or
start an online coaching business. You can learn the tricks of the trade
and be on your way, but you need to get smart about this and start
making some concrete plans for 2018.
you start planning for 2018, think about the different areas of your
life. These areas may include your health, career, family,
self-development goals, relationships, and recreational time. Maybe
you’re working ridiculous hours and you need a break, or maybe your
health has gotten off track and it’s time to take a step back to
recover. You may also be recovering from the recent disasters and need
extra cash or just the time to catch up.
can start your 2018 off right by getting these areas in order. I’m
seriously urging you to think about this. The New Year is almost here
and you probably don’t want to get caught off guard or walk into it
unprepared. What would be worse is walking into the New Year making the
same mistakes you made in the old when you could have made better
I’ve listed 7 questions you can answer and apply to each of the areas I
mentioned above. I want to offer you this brief questionnaire because
it will help you with your planning. You need to actively decide who and
what you want in your life in 2018. There may have been negative
influences, or people, but you won’t come to this realization unless you
really think about it.
9 questions that will get me started for 2018
Instructions: Fill in the blanks. Remember, you can apply these to each of the areas of your life.
1. In 2017, I did too much of (…) and I want to do more (…) in 2018
2. In 2017, I want to stop doing (…) and do more of (…) in 2018
3. In 2017, I acknowledge that (…) was my biggest struggle in this area
4. My 2018 will be awesome if I am able to achieve the following 3-5 goals in this area of my life:
5. I acknowledge that (…) was a bad influence and distracted me from succeeding in 2017
6. I acknowledge that (…) was a good influence and I need more of this in 2018
7. I want to advance this area of my life in 2018, but I need to at least do 3-5 of the following in 2018:
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