The end of a year is always a good time to reflect on the previous year and plan for the upcoming year. Every year has great moments and low moments. In school, we typically think about a new year starting in the fall, but the end of a calendar year is also a great time to reflect.
We all should ask ourselves if we have accomplished the goals we set for ourselves the previous year. If we have not accomplished our goals we should ask ourselves why. If we did accomplish our goals we should set new goals to accomplish the upcoming year.
Personal goals may relate to our health, our spirit, our family, our education, or any other aspect of our lives. We should never limit our goals to just one area of our lives, but consider ourselves as a whole. I hope each of us has a little time to reflect on the previous year and honestly analyze what we have done right and what we can improve.
A new year is an exciting time and there is never a wrong time to set new goals for ourselves. There is also never a wrong time to begin the improvements we want to see in ourselves. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step so we should never feel overwhelmed; but rather take the initiative to begin working on our goals, regardless of how daunting they may seem.