Take the time this year to put your goals on paper. Instead of worrying about the past, turn toward a hopeful future. First, make a list of goals you have for yourself over time. Separate your goals into short term and long term categories to better organize your thoughts. Divide your focus then onto each goal specifically. What do you need to do to accomplish each goal? How long do you realistically think it will take to accomplish each goal should you move forward with each step of your plan. Create a map for your set goals including steps to achieve each of your goals. Once you have transferred your ideas to paper and have your timeline set, it will be easier to hold yourself accountable for each goal set. Next, set regular check ins for yourself to help hold yourself accountable. Perhaps once a month will work best for you, or even once every three months. Check in with yourself to see what you have done to work towards your goals and perhaps what you can do differently during the next accountability period to stay on track for success. Your plan may change over time as you work to achieve your goals, but that is ok. Change takes time and if you work for it, the pride you will feel as you work towards your goals will parallel the pride you feel once you have accomplished a set goal. You will have officially set yourself up to achieve more in the coming year by using productivity, accountability, and positivity.