Business & Careers

3 Steps To A New And Improved You In The New Year

BY Tara Nelson

new year

Let’s get one thing straight: You’re amazing. You’re killing it. But if you’re ready to level up your life, the new year is excellent timing.

The good news is it’s never too late. Never too late to start the business, get healthier, rid yourself of that toxic relationship. Anything. It’s never too late to do ANYTHING that you’ve been dreaming of.

No matter what situation you’re currently in, what labels have been put upon you, what your bank account looks like. It might not be easy or fast. But change is one hundred percent possible. Now let’s get to work on designing that new year of your dreams.

Step 1: Vision

Really go there. Visualize yourself living out your dream. What does it look like? Who is there? What are you doing? Place yourself there. Do not skimp on this step. Make it as real as possible. Visualization is powerful stuff.

Step 2: Intent

You have to make the decision to start. You have to make the decision to really do this thing. It’s all on you. Outside influences will absolutely creep in. But you’re still in control. Sure, those cookies in the break room look delicious. But they don’t have to go in your mouth unless you put them there. You have to decide over and over to recommit to your dream.

Depending on what you want to change in the new year, you may not be able to do it on your own or you already would have. If this is the case, you’ll need to take it up a notch. Find your tribe, your spirituality, or other support group. Otherwise, it’s a matter of intent. If you decide not to do that thing, you’re saying it’s not a priority for you.

Step 3: New Year Strategy

This is your action plan. Work backwards from that vision you had and formulate steps to get you there. Do not let the number of steps overwhelm you. This is not a passive process. It’s never going to happen unless you are active in your pursuit. Remember, lasting results come from forming habits over time. It doesn’t happen overnight.

And since none of us is perfect, plan for set back. The key word here is plan, not expect. Do not beat yourself up when you stumble. Have a plan to pick yourself back up and get it, girl.


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