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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Stone, LMHC

New Year, New Story. Take Your Shot!

Happy New Year! Today is the first of 365 blank pages in the next volume of your life story. How will you write it?

Wayne Gretzky (hockey Hall of Famer) said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Mary Oliver (poet) said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Think about those two quotes. Then think some more...

  • What do you want to be the same or different in your life starting this year?

  • What can you dream up?

  • What have you been holding yourself back from doing?

  • What are you already doing that you'd like to continue doing or improve upon?

If there was a magic wand waved and everything was just as you want it to be, and if there was no fear, no concern for “consequences,” etc., related to any change, who or what would be the same or different in your life?

Consider the following areas and any other areas of your life that aren’t listed:

  • Relationship with yourself

  • Marriage/relationship(s)

  • Kids/family

  • Friendship(s)

  • Work/career

  • Hobbies

  • Location/environment

  • Behaviors

  • Health/wellness/mental health

  • Finances

What intentions to you want to set? What SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-specific) goals do you want to set for yourself so you can move toward your dreams?

Right now, you're the oldest you've been yet, and the youngest you'll ever be.

Take those shots!



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