Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of New Year’s resolutions, the fact that so many people talk about them at this time of year reveals a very important aspect of human reality: we were created with the desire to grow and become more.
Most of us, stemming from either our aspirations or disappointments, have a strong desire to experience change in a part of our life.
However, this type of change doesn’t happen by accident.
It begs the question -- do you have a plan for this type of change? And if so, what is your plan for seeing real and transformational change in the areas of life that are most important to you?
If you are serious about experiencing this type of real and transformational change, read and reflect upon the twelve sets of questions below.
What is your life and purpose really about? Everything you do (this includes each investment of time, each key decision and each relationship you develop) should flow from the answer to this question.
What is the single most important area of your life that must be different at the end of 2019, to enable you to most fully live out your purpose and feel like you have had a successful year?
How would you describe a change that you MUST make -- and why is making this change so important to you?
What risks will you need to take (or sacrifices will you need to make) in order to make this change?
What is the primary time waster that you will need to let go of in order create the time you will need to make this change?
What in your key environments (physical, people, mental, etc.) needs altered in order to support this change you want to make?
What additional support will you need in order to realize this change? (i.e. what people, resources, or experiences will you need to gain?)
What brings you the most joy -- and how will you implement that more?
What key activities will you need to cultivate and protect in order to decrease anxiety and live with higher levels of peace?
What piece of business do you need to close the chapter on that is slowing you down or keeping you stuck?
If your life were exclusively oriented around your values, how would it be different?
Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving?
Life is sacred.
We only get one chance at it.
Taking the time to answer these questions can help you make the most of your one and only one life while experiencing a level of fulfillment that is its own reward.