As we are coming to the beginning of a new year, it is the time where many people look back at the past year and determine that they want to change some aspects of their lives. Some make New Year’s resolutions to start exercising and get into shape. Some decide to pay off their credit cards and get out of debt. But without a good plan and discipline to follow through on that plan, we tend to drift back into the same bad habits. We all have areas that we can improve.
I follow Michael Hyatt’s blog at michaelhyatt.com. The blog is about personal growth and leadership development. He has a free tool called LifeScore. Click on the link to try it. You will need Microsoft Excel to access it. It is a self-assessment of your life. You score yourself in 10 areas of your life, including physical, financial, and spiritual. For those who are married and/or have children, there are those areas as well.
Take the following 7 steps to improve your life:
- Download LifeScore.
- Set aside 20 minutes and take the assessment.
- Develop a goal in each area of the assessment that you can improve in the next year.
- Make a plan on how you will meet your goals and follow through on your plan.
- Discuss your assessment with your spouse or a friend for accountability.
- Schedule in your calendar times for retaking the assessment. Go ahead and schedule appointments for March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 in which you retake the assessment and track your progress. Hopefully you are growing and your score is higher than the last time that you took it.
- On December 31, 2016 celebrate your progress in the last year and repeat the process in the next year.
I wish you the best in the next year. I hope that you grow in every area of your life. If I can help you in the financial area specifically, please let me know. We are capable of much more than we ever thought that we were. You can change and impact yourself, your family and your world.