As the year winds down, it’s a good time to think through the ways you’ll make the next year even better. Although every day represents the possibility of a new journey, the new year is widely recognized as an important opportunity to think big and go big.   As Oprah says, “Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step up and live fully.”

So as you look ahead to 2019, ask yourself, what comfortable ruts do you need to get out of?  What fears must you step up to and through? What limiting LIES – labels, illusions, excuses and stories – should you let go of?  Conduct a personal SWOT analysis.

  • What strengths should you leverage more?
  • What weaknesses must you overcome?
  • What opportunities lie within reach?
  • What threats to your goals and desires should you confront and address?

Write down your answers and keep them handy. This assessment can help you figure out how to make your 2019 exceptional.