At the beginning of each year, many will start the new year with vision boards, resolutions, and all sorts of promises and plans.  Some will even assign the year a mantra or motto and deem this “The year of (fill in the blank).”

There is absolutely nothing wrong with that and I firmly believe that we all need a goal and plan to work towards to achieve those things we aspire to obtain.  The word even tells us, “Write the vision and make it plain” and “where there is no vision, the people perish”. As true as all of that may be, and again, I believe it is true, change essentially begins from within.  And until you change who you are into who want to become, you can make all the declarations about who and what you are not bringing into the new year, and it will matter none.  You can cutoff, unfriend, and delete as many as you want to.  But none of your haters, detractors, or naysayers have anything to do with BEING the change and not merely claiming a change. Remember, a vision without a plan is just an illusion and a dream without a plan is nothing more than a wish.  If you really want to Be The Change and bring your dreams and vision to fruition, here are 3 key questions to ask yourself.