The following is something a tad different than the standard New Year’s resolutions that come and go with in the first 30 days of the calendar. It would be an interesting study to see how many people actually claim to have a New Year’s resolution. Next, how many succeed versus dropping them after some time? Finally, what is the average time the dropped resolutions last?
Nonetheless this is more of a “where do I stand” at this juncture of my life on this planet. It tries to ask some very tough , “look in the mirror”, about face questions. It tries to encompass the whole spectrum from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It looks hard at the balance of family and work. Business and play.
I would recommend taking some serious time and seeing exactly where you stand. First, it’s goodÂ to know where you are. With the fast pace in lifeÂ we tend to go along and not even realize where the current of life has taken us. Second, to assess and see how you feel about where you are. Third, what do you plan to do about changing your course , while there is still time.
All of us are directly in charge, totally responsible for our life, our mission here on earth. This is a nice little wake up call to actually take a picture of ourselves, and see how we can react to it. How we can alter our own course and paint whatever picture we’d like to see for our futures. Have a look at the 2008 Year End Checklist.
First, a little suggestion as to what to do with the checklist…
Print off and have a little quiet time with yourself to see where you stand at this JUNCTURE in your life.
Rating system is as follows:
A.) Things to be rated on a 1-10 scale. (1=very bad. 10=excellent).
B.) Getting better, the same, or getting worse.
C.) More, the same, or less.
1.) How would you rate your HEALTH?
2.) How would you rate your RELATIONSHIPS ?
a.) Significant other/ spouse/ kids?
b.) Your immediate family?
c.) Your friends?
3.) How would you rate your
a.) work/ job, and,
b.) satisfaction of such?
4.) How are finances (assets and debt load)?
5.) How would you rate your “path” for your plans and goals?
6.) How would you rate your Â “Fun Meter”?
a.) what you did in past 12 months?
b.) plans in next 12 months?
c.) are you “living life”, or just going through the motions?
7.) How are you progressing spiritually?
8.) How are you progressing mentally?
9.) Are your morals and ethics in check, getting better, or worse? Rank them.
10.) Overall and in general, would you say you are changing for the better, same, or worse?
Tough questions, but good questions. In a way, they help you see how you are doing at this stage of your life.
Finally, remember two things:
1.) You DECIDE how your year will be.
2.) ITS LATER THAN YOU THINK.
This guest post was written by T.A Smith, creator of Smile Therapy. Stop by for YOURÂ Daily SMILE at http://www.Smile-Therapy.com
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