Doing a life audit is crucial for pinpointing where to make adjustments and jump starting your new journey. Start by figuring out where you stand in the 8 areas of life - Health, Finances, Personal Development, Self-care, Home life and Free time. What changes would make the biggest impact in your life for each area?
Your mindset is what sets the tone for everything in your life. Changing your mindset is what will change your life. What we think and believe is what we act upon. Change your perspective from now on anytime anything negative happens, instead of feeling like a victim, ask yourself what you can control or change.
Having a vision means we have a clear sense of purpose. It means we have a much larger picture of our business or our life than simply setting and reaching short term goals and tackling problems as they come along. Visions are driven by passion and dreams, and they are reflected through genuine efforts to create tangible results.
Once you have your vision, the fog lifts and your road map start to become clear again. But nobody is going to drive the car for you. You've got to put in the work to achieve your goals and change your life. Consistently, daily practice is how you make that happen. If you watered the plants just a little each day, over time your garden always grows.
If you want to change your life, you aren't the only thing that has to change, your environment has to change too. For example, if you always hang out with negative thinking friends, you'll tend to believe the limitations they're setting for you. However, if you hang out with other 'doers' and people who want to see you succeed, there's a much higher chance that you will.
Nothing will change your life faster than building new skills. Whatever the case, imagine a year where you start out having a limited skill set. Dedicate time during your day to build your skills. Learn them via books, videos and podcasts but don't forget to physically practice your skills too.
The whole point of this exercise is to change that means your thoughts and behaviors will change throughout the year. You may realize that what you initially sought isn't what you want anymore. Don't get so focused on the process that you lose sight of what you want and most importantly have fun.