Are you like the Jeffersons, Are You Moving Up?
This is one of the best sitcom theme songs ever!
I recently went through the pain-in-the-butt process of moving. If you’re anything like me, then you recognize that there are few things less enjoyable than moving. It’s back breaking work to pile all of your stuff into those boxes then carry them up and down flights of stairs and in and out of moving trucks. But as I sifted through my possessions, deciding what I should keep and what I should discard, a powerful thought hit me…
While I’m taking inventory of my stuff, I should take an inventory of my life.
The big question to answer is if you look at your life one year ago, to this date, what is the difference between where you were and where currently are?
Looking back on the last 365 days, I’ve experienced some tremendous growth and come a long way. I’ve met some amazing, inspiring people, worked with Aaron to turn our company around, ended some toxic relationships, achieved my financial savings goal, wrote a book, and had some incredible trips and vacations.
Here are some life areas and questions to help you take inventory of your life and reflect on the past 365:
How many positive friendships have you gained?
How many toxic relationships have you ended?
Are you in a better financial situation than were in a year ago? Get specific, down to the cent! If so, how can you continue this upward trend? If not, what changes do you need to make to
Do you have goals? If so, how many of them have you reached? If not, get some!!
Are you in love with your career?
More often than not, are you excited to do the work you do with the people you work with?
Looking back at the year, do you feel like you’re moving ahead, running in place, or going backwards?
Unforgettable life experiences:
How many times have you felt alive over the past year?
What moments made you stop and say, “Wow! I love my life!!”? How can you intentionally plan more of these moments?
Has the past year been one you’ll never forget? Or is it one you would like to forget?
While we cannot change what happened (or didn’t happen) over the past year, we can certainly resolve to make today, tomorrow, and the upcoming 365 a story worth telling.
Thrive Or Die!
Juwon A. Melvin