It's that time of year when we look back on where we've been. We measure our own progress towards the goals we want to achieve. Or maybe we didn't have a goal, or it was too vague to measure. We just know that we want to make some change in the coming months or year. Part of this process is looking at what we don't want. What are you movig away from? Do you want to lose weight this year? Why? What don't you like about your current weight? Do you want to stop smoking this year? Why? What is it that smoking has done to your health? Maybe it's another life change that you want to make: a healthy relationship, more satisfying work, to fulfill adream. No matter. As you look back at the past year what is it that you want to let go of? To truly move forward with a goal, we must know where we've been and what we want to move away from. Only then can we begin to form a clear picture of what we want to create in our future. What we truly want for ourselves. When we know what we don't want it is easier to define what we do want. The list of negatives can easily be transferred to a list of positives. By defining what hasn't worked for you you can eliminate many distractions. You can focus on the path that leads you to success.