One good way to plan for a purposeful year is to set goals that will enable you to accomplish the vision you have for your year ahead. Make sure your goals are SMART:
One of the problems with New Year’s resolutions in general is that they usually are not SMART goals. To “lose weight, save more money, cut excess spending, read more books, etc.” are all worthwhile endeavors, but they are not SMART goals. How much weight will I lose and by what time? How often will I read and for how long? How much do I want to save, and what am I willing to sacrifice to achieve this goal? Our goals certainly need to be worthwhile endeavors, but they also need to be Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-targeted in order to help us live purposefully.
Once you visualize your year ahead, set SMART goals to help you achieve that vision by living with purpose!