A New Year just started and it's already February! I don't know about you, but it seems the older we get the faster time goes, especially for us baby boomers.
Did you set any New Year's resolutions? Have you started working them? Do your 2012 New Year resolutions and goals appear to have a strong similarity to your 2011 and maybe 2010 resolutions? Well, if that's the case, you're definitely not alone. In fact, that is pretty common.
I have a lot of things I want to accomplish this year and most are new and exciting. Yet my most important goal for this year is the same one I've had for many years. After working on it for such a long time, I'm happy to say I've done very well achieving this most important goal.
So, you ask, "Curt, just what is this most important yearly goal?"
Well, it may not sound glamorous, but it has changed my life immensely. My most important goal year after year is living a well balanced life true to my "Values". You may be thinking, what does that even mean?
Well, let's talk about it.
Here is a partial list that makes up my balanced life.
- Continue doing the work I love within the boundaries I have set. This inspires me.
- Have quality time daily with Penny, my better half. She motivates and challenges me. We have a special relationship and we both know it.
- Meet with or call my two wonderful kids on a regularly basis. They are my gifts and my treasures. I love the relationship I have with my kids!
- Connect on a regular basis with long time friends and people who I love.
- Be in nature and connecting with my spirituality.
- And Travel. Take one big trip per year.
My partial list provides me with a balanced life. Check the underlined words. Those are my personal "Values." Making a list like this and then keeping it ensures that I'm honoring my most important "Values."
Give it a try. You'll find that life becomes easier, more fun and happier when you live true to your most important values.
The Life Choice Strategist
Coach - Speaker - Writer