By December 31st, It’ll Be Too Late
In years past, I’ve always made a huge mistake when setting my upcoming goals and resolutions.
Yes, I do believe setting goals and resolutions is important. Perhaps not as important as most people make them out to be. But at least important enough to spend some time every year thinking about them.
The only problem is…
Most people wait far too long to start. And that includes me, too.
Here’s the thing…
If you wait until the end of the year to set your goals and resolutions, there’s often an element of ‘rush’ that gets in the way.
In other words, you end up feeling like you’re under a deadline and settle for the first goal that comes to mind. Then you feel guilty whenever you want to shift gears and try something else.
Don’t do that to yourself.
Instead, start planning earlier.
The truth is…
Your goals and resolutions should never be some random thought you caught on a whim. They should be a true representation of the ideals you want and strive for.
And because of that, they deserve far greater care and attention from you.
They need brainstorming.
They need deep thinking.
They need ample time to unearth with intention.
But they’ll never get that in the last week of December — and they’ll certainly never get that on December 31st.
They must be nurtured earlier.
So, what does this mean for you?
Well, today is November 25th. That means we have 36 days until the end of the year.
If you want something more for yourself in 2021, now’s the time to start thinking about it.
Give yourself a day. Give yourself a weekend. Give yourself as much time as you possibly can to think about what you want.
By January 1st, you should be able to hit the ground running . . . NOT be left confused and wondering where you should even start.