About 7 years ago, I made a “40 for 40” list. My intention was to achieve all 40 items on my bucket list by the time I turned 40. However, on my 40th birthday, I had only achieved 1/4 of my list. But, that’s ok. I’ll just add 10 more and turn it into my “50 for 50” list. I have seven and a half more years to accomplish those!
A few weeks ago, on the Happier podcast, someone mentioned that they had a list of 35 items they wanted to accomplish during their 35th year. Gretchen Rubin and Liz Craft, the podcast hosts, adapted that line of thinking and decided to create a list of 18 for 2018. I have followed suit.
I am a planner. Last year, at the last minute (and therein lies the problem for a planner!), I decided to create a “one little word” post that was meant to be my focus for 2017. However, I chose the word, but there was little follow through, because I did not have a plan. This year, I created my 18 for 2018 vision map first. My 18 choices led me to my one little word, which I will reveal tomorrow.
A New Year is always a time for reflection, projection, and action. As I reflect on 2017, I realize how chaotic (in my mind) the year became. I feel like I lost a lot of time to meaningless things. There are certain things in my life that become time sucks and I need to change that. I need to reframe my thinking and start projecting. My vision map for 2018 is my projection for the year. And having a vision will help me take action!
I hope all of you have a wonderful start to your new year, and achieve all you set out to in 2018!