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Make the Most of 2017 | Start With the End
You can read Part 1 here. Begin with the end in mind and you’ll have a great 2017. Put it this way: What am I doing right now that the future me will be thankful for? You want to live in January 2017 so that in December 2017 you will look back and say, “I’m so glad I did that.” The reason for much of our unhappiness and dissatisfaction at the end of the year is we have done the opposite. We do things that make the January versions of ourselves happy, but the December (and ever after) versions of ourselves regret it. While there are different answers for all people, here are four choices that we can all make that we’ll definitely appreciate in December 2017. Collecting Memories over Collecting Possessions Last year, our family gave each other memories instead of gift items for Christmas. We all invested to go to Singapore at the same time. It was pricey but made for plenty of stories. Besides, we saved a lot of money in not buying a new phone or flat screen TV. You’ll be less satisfied with most of your possessions at the end of 2017. But great memories generate value …