It’s time to ask the age-old question: What was your New Year’s Resolution? In honesty, I almost gave up making official New Year’s resolutions. I always start with great intentions and trickle off by March. Then, I’m tempted to wait until the next New Year to try again. We’ve all been caught in that cycle before. Luckily, there’s a way to break out and stay on top of meeting your New Year’s goals throughout the year.
A Look into the Past
Each New Year’s I sit and reflect on the person I was the last New Year’s Day and who I am today. That’s why New Year’s is my favorite holiday - it invites us to look back for the growth, trials, and triumphs we’ve been through. It’s fun and important to celebrate how far we’ve come. Did you have a health or savings goal last year? Now’s the perfect time to evaluate how well you did! Give yourself credit for the work you put in and the successes you had. Then, make a note of the places you could do better next year.
Your Vision for Next Year
What do you want this year to look like for you? Sometimes, I choose an important quote or word that I will keep with me throughout the year. For me, 2022 was the year of “confidence”. It could be that you want to spend more time with those you love – and “community” could be your mantra. Or you might want to be more conscious of your spending habits – “financial awareness” could work great for you.
Another option is to cut out quotes and images for a “vision board”. In our office, we keep our mission statement and values on the wall to remind us why we do what we do each day. Whatever your style, clearly stating your goals for the next year then making a way to keep them at the front of your mind will be a big help in achieving them.
It's not just about hanging your goals on walls. If you stop there, you might end up with the classic broken resolution. The key is to have your day-to-day actions reflect what matters most to you. Each time you come to a fork in the road, remember what you want out of this year and those to come, and try to make a decision that helps you get there.
That’s where we come in. At PYA Waltman, we believe money is just fuel for living the life you want and living richly means something different for each person. We provide an entire wealth management system designed to help you navigate life’s uncertainties in a way that’s best for you, considering every area of your financial life – including your values and goals. We want to be your partner in keeping those New Year’s Resolutions!
This article was originally published in West Knoxville Lifestyle's January 2023 edition here.
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