Getting the Jump on 2018: Finishing Well

My mom and I were all snuggled up on my couch, full from downing some of my homemade chili, and taking a break from beginning the transformation from my everyday apartment to Christmas Wonderland. After browsing through what felt like hundred of curtains for her living room, the phrase “finishing well” came up in our conversation. The connection didn’t hit me until later that night when a Three Bullet Sunday email from David Bach came to mind. He took the time to share with his readers the importance of finishing 2017 well to jump-start the success of 2018.

Why is ending 2017 on a good note so important for the success of 2018?


It has everything to do with setting yourself up for success and not setting yourself up to fail. It is teeing up on hole one of the 18-hole course of life and crushing the ball straight towards the green of success. (I used to be quite the avid golfer.) By giving yourself what you need to be successful, you give yourself a solid foundation to build the ladder to your dreams.

I immediately thought, “How awesome could 2018 be if I used the end of 2017 to already jump-start the habits that I was looking to instill in myself in 2018?” Thus, being the list maker that I am, I began to plan. I began to categorize the different areas of my life that I was looking to maintain or improve in 2018. 

As I sat pen in hand, I envisioned myself grabbing 2018 by the horns and making it my best year yet. I saw myself hitting new PRs in the gym and getting into the best shape of my life, physically and mentally. I saw myself getting out of CC debt and becoming financially secure. I saw myself dedicating more time to my loved ones and making Real Life Imagined the conduit for inspiration that I always dreamed of contributing to the world. I saw the most beautiful life I could imagine flash before my eyes.

IMG_20171207_210523956And, you know what? I’M READY. I am ready to start moving towards the goals that I have set for myself in 2018 and 2017 isn’t even over yet! Why should I wait until 2018 starts to give myself the life that I deserve now? December is going to be a month of change for me and it can be that for you too!

So, I encourage you to take the end of 2017, what little time we have left, and use it to electrify your goals in 2018! Why wait to start living the life that you would like to live. Today is your day to manifest in your life what you have always imagined.

What are some of your goals for 2018? How will you be using this last bit of 2017 to start powering towards your goals? Leave me a comment and share! We’re in this together. 🙂

Today is the day that you start living your imagined life! 




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