Happy New Year !!
We’ve arrived at yet another new year and we’re again making resolutions to do and/or not to do various things in our lives. But, how many of these things have we done…or not done. Really.
In the past, I had been guilty of doing those same things too but I’m finding that as I age, it’s much easier to set goals—actually write them down—and follow through on them one by one.
Writing your goals down makes them real. You can now actually see the goal; it’s no longer just a thought. You can go ever further by breaking each goal down into various parts, for example:
- By date (one by which you want the goal to be accomplished);
- Steps to be taken towards the goal;
- Following through on each step until that goal is accomplished; and
- Moving on to the next goal when all steps in the previous goal have been accomplished.
In the minds of most people, a new year is usually a time for a fresh start. I can fully understand that. Throughout the previous year, there may have been many things in our minds that we plan to take care of. Whether it’s to lose weight, gain a few pounds, let go of someone, forgive someone, go back to school, go natural, become a vegetarian, work out more, rest more, meditate more, write a book, stop worry as much, stop eating out as much, stop drinking, stop judging, or to become debt-free (this list could go on and on), setting goals to tackle them would be much more doable. These are goals that must be written and broken down into doable steps in order to be accomplished.
I therefore say that goal setting, rather than simply making resolutions, could be an easier way out. I suggest that you try that. Let me know your thoughts.