It’s that time of year again. The end of a year marks a time when many of us begin to look back at the previous 12 months and begin to plan ahead for the coming year. Setting goals is a big part of that process for many of us, at least, I know it is for me. I was recently quotes by the folks at UpJourney about the importance of goal-setting. You can check out the whole article, with tips and insights from 21 other folks here.

Here’s an excerpt:

To quote the late, great Jim Rohn “Destination determines direction.”

I find goal setting incredibly important in my own personal and professional life because it helps me identify and focus on the destination I want for my life.

Once you have your goal or destination in mind, your brain and subconscious become primed to recognize opportunities that will help you reach that destination. So it’s also important to regularly review and update your goals as needed.

You can check out the whole article here.

Do you do a year-review? How do you plan for success in the new year? Share any additional resources that you found helpful in the comments below!

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Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L is the president and CEO of Rehab U Practice Solutions. He has experience in a variety of rehab settings, working with patients recovering from a variety of injuries and surgeries. He worked as the lead clinician in an outpatient specialty clinic at his local VA Medical center. He also has experience as an adjunct faculty instructor at Augusta University’s Occupational Therapy Program, as a Licensed Board Member on the GA State OT Board, has served on several committees for the national OT Board (NBCOT), and as a consultant for the State of Georgia. He is also on the Board of Directors for NBCOT.

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