It’s hard to believe that its been over 3 years since I actively posted on #MYJTC. I have been working the concept and principles but just couldn’t find the time to post about it. It’s been on my list for quite sometime to get back at posting. I really enjoy sharing through this blog. It’s therapeutic for me and the interactions really help me stay focused on the journey ahead. Most importantly, if I somehow in anyway help someone else with their journey, even just one person, it makes it all worthwhile. The other day I saw a funny quote that solidified my commitment to start posting again.
“I DON’T HAVE TIME” IS THE GROWN-UP VERSION OF “THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK.”
It’s so true. It is all about priorities. Everything is a trade off. The true answer is “It wasn’t a priority.” That is the true answer for anything you don’t start or complete. If I am truly honest with myself (and you) I can look back and see plenty of time to post regularly that was replaced with some unproductive and unfulfilling activity. (Damn you Netflix!) No more excuses, for 2017 I plan on posting regularly and really working the Convergence points. I am not sure how often I will post just yet. First I need a plan which brings me to the true purpose of today’s post:
The Journey Ahead: 2017
Every year for roughly the past 16 years, I’ve spent the last couple weeks of December reviewing the past year and planning a road map for the year ahead. It is a high level plan of action for the year with measurable goals. In 2011, when I launched JTC, I added goals for each of the Convergence points to the process. I am not talking about “New Years Resolutions” that won’t last through January or vague goals like “Lose Weight.” I am talking about clear measurable goals along with a few dreams that may very well change throughout the year. Remember, it’s all about priorities. Everything is a trade off. Those priorities may change mid year and that’s OK as long as you aware of it and then plan for that change.
You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis
Between now and 12/31/2016 I will take you through what I do each year in hopes that some or all of it will help you plan for a successful 2017. All you will need is approximately an hour a day, your favorite writing instrument and paper or your favorite journal to complete the process. I like starting in a fresh new LEUCHTTURM1917 journal. The definition of success is completely up to you and your plan. If you already have your own process, GREAT. I would love to hear about it. I am always looking for that next tip or trick to improve myself and my processes.
So what do you say? Will you join me in planning The Journey Ahead: 2017?
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