If you could stand on the timeline of your life you would be able to turn around and look back or peer ahead. Which would you choose, if either?
The start of a New Year is like standing still in your life for just a moment. Taking stock of what has been and what might yet be. Think of the people you keep in your life, who is a good fit and who should you try to leave behind? Think of your goals, accomplished and yet to be achieved. Making plans is a great way to look ahead.
They call these plans, Resolutions. Yet that makes them seem more militant, a duty, than desirable. Don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, make plans instead. Draw a map or a storyboard from where you are to where you want to be. What would the first small step be?
The New Year is almost like having a clean slate, a point to stop and change things.
Here is some New Year ASCII art. Whatever your plans for the future and regrets you may have had from the past. Everyone has a past, keep it there and put your feet on the path ahead of you. Get walking.