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A New Year around the corner, just past this joyful season. Yet, joyful it does not feel. Sometimes a small reminder ‘that there is light at the end of the tunnel’ is all that is needed. So what did I do to feel more joyful and positive about the New Year ahead? To begin with, I decided to plan for success in 2019 by reviewing this year.  I also found inspiration from quotes about success and achievement, which I share below. 

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Year in review

In general, I’m positive and bring smiles to people daily. However sometimes when life feels so unbalanced, I get a little down. Especially as I so often promote work life balance. Throughout the day, I thought of the past year and answered questions from the ‘How to review your year workbook“. I also wrote up my work-life balance goals. for 2019.

This time of year is meant to be joyful, not stressful. However, stressful it may be at times for many reasons. Stress may come as a result of societal pressure, worry, anxiety, the feeling of being unsuccessful.

When I feel stressed I tend to look for a way to inject positiveness back into my life. And, one of the ways I do that is by planning, by goal setting. In fact, now, is the perfect time to plan out Next Year, 2019.

Related post: How To Manage Stress In Life and Improve Work-Life Balance

4 Ways to Plan for Success in 2019

Do you set New Year resolutions? What about dreams and ambitions, do you have some? Or, are you like the many who really are not sure what they would like?

I’ve always set goals but not always achieved them. However, I’ve always found it beneficial to have something to strive for. How about you? Unsure of what to strive for. Here is a link to a New Year Quiz. Discover what your New Years resolution should be.

Goals for the New Year

Create a strategic plan.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn

Successful people plan not only their day but also their life. However, the one thing you need to do before you plan your life is to have an idea of what you would like and what your values are. A planner like the Slay Your Goals Planner is fabulous at drawing out what matters for you in your life. It is essential though, that the plan is your personal plan. Not someone eles’s plan for you.

Plan for success in 2019

Related post: Life Goal Examples: The Ultimate Guide To Life Goals With Core Values List

Review your Plan.

I use a journal to write down my goals, my actions and my musings on a daily basis. 

In the morning, in the evening or weekly on a Sunday night. Whatever suits you is the best time to review your plan. You will need about 20 minutes to jot down your goals and what you would like to accomplish each week. If doing this daily, break down the goal to daily steps. When you review, tick off if completed. It is with small actions that large goals are accomplished.

The reason I plan daily is I like to track every day my wins and losses. As, this way I know what is working and what is not. 

Small actions lead to big goals being accomplished.

Angie Emde @Lifestyleanytime

Related post: Life Goal Examples: 5 Strategies for Work-Life Balance

Eliminate Obstacles.

As you work towards your plan for success in 2019, work out what obstacles you may come up against. For, if you know the roadblocks you may face, you can plan ahead and eliminate them. Yes, it is possible. You can plan for success and achieve your goal with a little planning.

Let’s take a normal example. ‘You would like to exercise a few times a week.’ To eliminate obstacles would mean planning for success. A few ways to plan for success with the example of exercising a few times a week could be;

  • Put your gym clothes out the night before.
  • Take your gym clothes with you to work so you can go to the gym on the way home from work.
  • Put your walking shoes in the car, so you can walk to work from where you park and also walk at lunchtime.
  • Have an accountability partner and go to the gym or for a walk together.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston S. Churchill

One way to think of obstacles if to write up ‘What if’ answers to questions you put to yourself. Ok, what if you workout outside and it is raining, what would you do? A ‘what if it’s raining’ answer, maybe, work out at home, go for a swim, go to a gym. The aim is to think of solutions to problems before the problem arises.

Find support

Support can come in many ways. Not only can support come from friends, family but also from colleagues, support groups, accountability partners, mentors. This list for support could go on and on.

When I was feeling low, I was advised to read quotes on success and achievement for self encouragement and self belief. I still read quotes and share quotes daily on Instagram or Pinterest.

Goal setting for 2019

12 Quotes About Success and Achievement.

Plan your life.

Never gets so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.


“What you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

Tim Fargo Quote

It’s never too late to start again.

You are never too old to reinvent yourself – Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot

George Elliot quote

Set Your Vision.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker

“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.” – Bo Bennett

visualization quote

Don’t be afraid to fail.

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill quote on Success

Without failure, there is no achievement – John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell

Reflect on life.

Reflect upon your present blessings of which man has plenty; Not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some – Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.” – Unknown

Choices in life quote

Accept no limitations.

Brain Tracy quote on life goals

“Make your life a masterpiece; Imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.” – Brain Tray

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make – Les Brown”

Les Brown

Make it an adventure.

“You’re off to Great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So…..get on your way!” – Dr. Seuess

Dr Seuss Quote

If happiness is the goal and it should be, then adventures should be a top priority.

Richard Branson

Happiness is key.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn

“Hold your happy in your mind and you’ll always find happiness.” – Angie Emde Lifestyle Anytime

Finding happiness

Plan for success.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Jim Rohn

“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.” – Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn Quote

It’s time to stop calling it a dream and call it a plan. Slay your goals with the ‘Slay your goals planner’ and plan for success in 2019.

Share in comments a quote that keeps you motivated.

Lifestyle Anytime

Angie blogs about setting goals and mastering habits as well as productivity and living abroad. She started blogging while learning the skills to start an online business. Her goal to work online came about due to wanting to see overseas family and travel around Australia. Her mission is to help others succeed with their goals and also help them succeed with their Pinterest and blogging. Angie often shares tips and tricks while walking the beaches or near the lake on the Central Coast NSW Australia.

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