3 questions to help make 2016 your best year yet

Happy New Year – it promises to be another fantastic year.

2015 was one of the best years of my life, my health was good, my family was happy and well, and we’re blessed with 7 grandchildren and news of 2 more on the way, business has been great and Pam and I are overseas on a fantastic vacation.

It’s days like this that I  like to reflect…

I look back on where I came from.Vintage Key with 2016 year Sign

Then, I appreciate where I am.

And finally, I think about where I want to be.

It’s an interesting exercise I conduct that keeps me thankful, grateful and just as importantly motivated.

Maybe this is an exercise you should do too!

Let me explain…

1. Look back at where you came from..

What hardships have you overcome and how did you manage to do this?

As you reflect you’ll find that you’ve gotten through many stumbling blocks life has put in your way.

And even if you’re going through one right now, you’ll know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel because your past proves your ability to overcome it.

That’s why you should feel thankful.

2. Appreciate where you are..

Think about all the things in your life you should be grateful for.

If you’re reading this you’re most likely in the 0.3% of the world’s population who live in Australia, and compared to most of the world you’ll find that life is pretty good.

And even if you think it could be better, there are so many people in worse situations.

That’s why you should feel grateful.

3. Think about where you want to be in the future…

And what are you going to have to do to ensure you get there.

Now you’ll know that you still have work to do, and this should keep you motivated.

If you can find the time today (or in the next few days) please ask yourself these 3 questions to help you get yourself ready for a new year filled with progress.

Have a great holiday break and here’s to an amazing 2016.

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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit Metropole.com.au

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