As you evaluate the past year and prepare for the New Year, remember these tips:
- You can’t change the past. You can learn from 2014 by taking an honest look at the year. If repentance is needed, then repent. If forgiveness needs to be given, then forgive. If rejoicing needs to happen, then rejoice. However, do not beat yourself up over what can not be changed.
- Set smart goals. Take what you learned from 2014 and apply those lessons to your goals for 2015. Make sure the goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-specific.
- Evaluate your habits. As you plan goals for 2015, remember that healthy habits will help accomplish those goals and set the stage for new goals. Healthy habits lead to healthy lifestyle.
- Time management is not possible. You can not manage time but you can manage your own behavior. Plan to use your time wisely.
- Finally, base all of these on beliefs grounded in truth. Make sure that your beliefs are based on truth or all else you do will be skewed, including the new goals you set. Your thoughts, feelings, and behavior are all driven by your worldview (your beliefs).
Happy New Year!