The Power of Goal-Setting: Be Your Own Fortune Teller in 2016

Wanna predict your future?

…..Create it.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” 

-Abraham Lincoln

2016 is a brand new year. It’s a clean slate, a fresh start and an entirely new chapter of your life which is completely within your power and control to cultivate in the way that you want for yourself. You’re the director of your own life and you get to decide and call the shots on what and how it will be. But in order to do all of this, you’ll need some direction and a clear plan of action.
-That’s what New Year goal-setting is for. 

goalsetting….But wait a minute, before you roll your eyes or scoff at the mere mention of New Year’s resolutions, give yourself a minute to entertain the idea, in the hope that you too will be able to benefit from the power of setting goals at the start of 2016.

……Not everyone will tell you that New Years’ resolutions don’t work. In fact, if you talk to anyone who is highly self-disciplined, focused and committed to achieving their goals, they will most probably tell you setting objectives at the start of the year  DOES actually work.

So here’s a few simple questions to ask yourself on this sacred day. (And make sure you write them down too.)

1. What things worked most effectively for you in 2015?

2. What new things do you want to commit to incorporating into your life in 2016, and how exactly and specifically are you going to do this?

3. What unhelpful habits or behaviours are you wanting to abandon and eliminate in 2016, and how exactly and specifically are you going to do this?

4.  What activities are going to make you more happy and stress-free in 2016, and how exactly and specifically are you going to incorporate them into your daily, weekly or monthly schedule?

5. What activities will you need to do LESS OF in order to make you more happy and stress-free in 2016, and how exactly and specifically are you going to detach from them in your daily, weekly, or monthly schedule?






Miya Yamanouchi is an empowerment counsellor with specialist sexual health training who has extensive experience assisting men and women across Australia to discover and embrace their authentic selves. Miya has practiced in a variety of specialist counselling roles both while undertaking her clinical training and honing her skills as a health professional, including Drug & Alcohol Counsellor(DrugArm Australasia), International Student Counsellor(The Australian Institute of Professional Education), Sexual Health Counsellor(Impotence Australia) and Sex & Relationships Counsellor (The Australasian Institute of Sexual Health Medicine). In addition to her role as a counsellor, Miya is also a Reference Group member for The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, a Network Coordinator for The Mental Health Professionals Network, a Blogger for The Kinsey Institute,  a YourTango Expert for New-York based international sex and relationships online magazine YourTango, and Social Media Content Creator (Instagram) for The Sydney Feminists. Miya is a published author with Penguin Group, and has also had her online articles published across the globe including The Americas, Europe, Asia, and all the way to West Africa.