Blogging is something I just haven't ever been able to say I have mastered. However, there's something about the beginning of the year that gives you the push to dust off failed attempts at previous goals in order to give them another go. As a matter of fact, I have not posted a blog post in exactly one year, so here we go. A brand new year serves as a brand new opportunity to start over, right? At least that's what I like to think.
While I don't set resolutions each year, one thing that has helped me over the past few years has simply been to set goals and review them regularly. The power of self reflection is something that I have used to become stronger and grow from day to day. This gives me the opportunity to reflect over my progress and adjust my own needs and desires throughout the year without feeling like a failure because I didn't master an impossible list of dreams I set for myself January 1st. I am also able to capture who I want to be, the whole picture spiritually, personally, and professionally.
I don't have the secret formula to being great, but I have a system that helps me become better daily. My end goal is always progress, not perfection, and personal reflection helps me to celebrate my wins and gives me a safe space to regroup in areas where I have greater opportunity for growth. More importantly, it enables me to give myself grace.
How do you plan for personal growth? Are you looking for a simple way to reflect and grow? I created a simple reflection tool just like the process I use in my journal. Click here to grab this tool to help you crush your own goals this year. Feel free to add other pages or customize it as you see fit.
Special thank you to Jennifer Hogan who's blog post about planning for a successful blog pushed me to get back on the blogging saddle after an entire year. Jennifer's post includes a great planner that I will use this year because my share goal includes using my blog to share my learning with others. You can read more and grab her FREE blogging resource here.