The New Year is slowly creeping closer, and with each New Year, most people begin thinking of some resolutions. But we all know, that our resolutions rarely hold through till the next year. Trust me, I’m guilty of ending resolutions before success as well. Though it’s nice to know that people are willing to change something for the better, why do we always create resolutions, knowing we can’t commit to them?
If we look up the definition of resolution is, we get this: “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” (as defined in Google) What’s so firm about resolutions that can sustain 365 days? Nothing. A small problem in our resolutions is that they are not precise or manageable. Abstract, general, crazy, broad… Call them whatever you want, however, resolutions are just not formed to be resolutions. Let’s take some steps back and rethink our resolutions for this year, creating something that we will be able to aim for. Let’s make our dreams and goals come true.
1. We probably already have our goal(s) for this year, that dream that must come true this year. So, this first step is already done. Ex. Be more aware of and help the world.
2. Figure out what mini goals must be completed in order for you to aim towards that main goal/dream. Make them easy to complete, something that can be managed on a day-to-day basis. More creative goals are also allowed. Ex. Watch the news, travel to new cultures, help the environment, open up to new ideas.
3. Next, boil down those mini goals to the bare necessity. And be extremely precise and scrupulous. If not, then it will be hard to decide whether or not that goal is completed. Ex. Watch the news every day, recycle, volunteer at the local nature preserve, learn about _______ culture, try cooking _______ cuisine at home.
4. Act and work toward your goals. Keep track of your progress and think positively about your resolution. This journey is for you, so work hard and celebrate each success. It’s a New Year, a new leaf. Nice time to change a few things up, right?
What are your resolutions for 2015?
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