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The Journalistic Six for 2024

My daughter and I recently watched a Gilmore Girls episode (one of our favorite shows) – the one where Rory gets named editor-in-chief of her college newspaper – and it reminded me how much I loved my journalism days.

 

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, but I do get more reflective at my birthday, and that’s this week. So, in the spirit of the journalistic 5 Ws and H framework, I offer you these questions:

 

1.  Who do you want to be in 2024?

Imagine yourself at this time next year. What accomplishments do you see? What personal growth have you achieved? What skills will you have honed? Picture yourself vividly and let that vision be your guiding star.


2.  What will you need to let go of to be that person?

Growth often requires shedding old habits and perspectives that no longer serve us. Identify the baggage you're carrying—whether it be limiting beliefs, fear of failure, or reluctance to delegate. Letting go of anything that no longer serves you creates the first step toward embracing your future.


3.  Where will you choose to direct your energy?

Your energy is a precious resource. Define your priorities clearly. Identify the key areas that align with your vision. Whether it's professional development, personal relationships, or self-care, where your focus goes, your energy flows.


4.  When will you take the first action?

Procrastination is the enemy of progress. Set a specific date to take that crucial first step, even if it’s a small one. Whether it's enrolling in a course, initiating a challenging project, or fostering open communication with those around you - momentum builds from motion.


5.  Why is this important to you?

Connect with the deeper motivations driving your aspirations. Is it personal fulfillment, making a lasting impact, or creating a legacy? Leave behind the “shoulds.” Understanding the “why” behind your goals strengthens your commitment and resilience and makes your journey more than just a checklist.


6.  How will you know if you're successful?

Define the metrics of success for yourself. It could be achieving certain milestones, attaining a specific mindset, or experiencing a profound sense of fulfillment. Clarity on what success will look like ensures you can celebrate your victories along the way.

 

If you want some help to start 2024 strong, consider joining Elevate Your Existence, a 90-day course. Enrollment ends when 2023 does.


Cheers to a transformative and purposeful year ahead!

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