Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be a great year for all of us!! However, there are some serious considerations to think about prior to making those important New Year’s resolutions. More common than not, many people have a pre-determined notion that setting goals leads to disappointment, and therefore the notion of doing so is a bona fide exercise in futility. How can we avoid that mindset, and what are some simple ways to set realistic and achievable goals?

Let’s take a look at the top three steps together.

Step 1: Write down your three priorities for 2016

To know where you want to go, you must know your priorities! Start by asking yourself this question - What are the three priorities that are most important to me?

Allow me to join you. Here are mine;

· Quality time - I’ve noticed with the advancement of technology, you can be at a specified location and never really be there in the physical sense. Without intentionally making it so, my beach time will never truly be “my beach time!”

· Business Growth – In my business, business growth is a direct reflection of how many people I’m helping. Growing my business helps people grow, and I LOVE helping people grow!

· Healthy Lifestyle – If I expect to keep up with my twin grandsons and continue growing my business, I had better fuel my body the right way!

Step 2: Write out your typical week’s schedule

Does your schedule line up with your priorities? Be proactive and not reactive with your time. Have you ever wondered why you never lose that weight you’ve always wanted to? Do you make time weekly to be active? Know this; you can NEVER fit a workout into “free time.” There’s always something else you could do to accomplish your goals. I also encourage you at the same time not to plan every moment of every day. It is essential that life have an element of spontaneity to it and relaxation is a necessary part of intentional living.

Step 3: Eliminate your distractions and MAKE A “NO” LIST!!

What is taking up your time that doesn’t produce results or help you accomplish your goals? What is making it harder for you to grow? What are you putting into your body that is depleting your energy and causing challenges for you to accomplish your work?

Think about it! We want you to THRIVE and not just SURVIVE! Let’s make 2016 your best year ever!