How to Plan for a Successful New Year
Updated: Jan 14
Happy New Year Fractional Family!
We certainly hope you had a great holiday season. We’re also glad you made it into 2021 with us. That said, don’t you think time moves rather fast? We’re already a few days into the New Year and while a lot of us would love to remain in that holiday phase, we’re forced to quickly snap out of it and get back into reality. January, being the first month of the year, is the best time to plan for a successful year ahead, but how do you do it?
Several people have shied away from making plans considering the kind of year 2020 was and have seen it best to go with the flow. While this is understandable, the importance of planning cannot be undermined.
Here are a few guidelines on how to plan for a successful year ahead:
1. Review the previous year
As difficult as it may be for some to look back at the year that 2020 was, it is important to look back if you still haven’t. This is not so much to remind yourself of anything you might consider a failure, but rather a chance to analyze what worked for you and what did not. By doing so, you will realize the things that work for you financially, professionally and in your personal life. You will also be able to decide whether you still want to accomplish what you were unable to or if there is a change in your desires.
2. Have a vision
It is important to ask yourself what things you would love to accomplish in 2021. Everyone’s vision is personal and while some people’s vision might seem similar to yours, this is a personal question. Look at your current state and use it to set goals that are realistic. It’s great to dream big but it’s worth staying away from objectives that are too daunting as you might be unable to accomplish them within just a year.
Keep larger goals limited. Remember, you can always add to the list once you manage to accomplish all of them before the year ends. You can, however, have several smaller goals as these are easier to achieve upon which, you will feel more encouraged to work towards the more difficult ones. Once you have your vision clear enough, you can start outlining them and the different steps that will help you achieve your new goals for the New Year.
3. Fill in your schedule
Once you have your goals listed, carefully look at this year’s calendar and fill in any commitments you already have in place. It is important to use a planner as this will help you further realize which of your goals are realistic and which ones are not. Doing this will also assist you in finding a balance when it comes to your job, family, finances and any leisure activities you like to engage in. A planner also helps you state your goals according to your personality whether through bullet journaling or in any other style and looking at it daily ensures you get everything done accordingly.
4. Anticipate challenges
If there’s anything we’ve learnt from the previous year, it’s that challenges can arise in different ways and at the most unexpected times. While you might not have a telling as to which one could come your way and when, it’s best to keep in mind that they might arise. You can prepare for some of them in different ways, for example, setting aside emergency funds or putting in place a back-up plan should things fail to go your way.
5. Share your goals
While goals are personal, it helps to share them with a few people who are close to you or with people who could help you reach these goals. Through this, you are able to get support in different ways that will encourage you to work harder towards achieving your dreams for the New Year. At the same time, you will also feel accountable to those people, something that will act as a driving force for you to work towards success.
Those are five great ways to get you started in case you’re trying to figure out how to plan for a successful new year. With these few pointers, you will have an easier time when it comes to time management, planning your finances and investments.
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