Assess your past and present so you can see where to lead your future.
When you begin to dissect your life and objectively evaluate it with a numerical system, you will be able to clearly see which areas require improvement. Set a goal for yourself so you can stay motivated and have something to work toward.
Make a list of 10 critical areas: physical, mental, emotional, attractiveness, relationships, living environment, social, spiritual, career, and financial.
Now, think back to five years ago and rate yourself on a scale of 0 to 10, based on how much you had achieved (0 meaning you had nothing in this area, and 10 meaning you had everything in this area). After giving yourself a score, write down a statement to describe and justify your score.
Then, evaluate your present self in a similar manner.
Analyze your results.
Have you changed for the better? Have you stayed the same? Are there any areas you need to begin improving upon?
Evaluate your future self.
Where do you want to be in those 10 areas? Give yourself a score from 0 to 10. Include a sentence in each category describing what you need to do to achieve that score.
Develop your plan of action.
How are you going to improve your present score to reach your future score?