Friday, 22 January 2016

New Year's Resolutions

I have always set my new year's resolution as long as I can remember. It is the same old story; write your resolutions down including your long term goals, break them down into smaller goals, plans and steps, cancel them out as you meet each goal and finally do not forget to write down reasons/ challenges for goals not accomplished.

I have religiously followed this routine for many years. Last year I decided to do things slightly different. I decided to include reasons why I was unable to accomplish some of my goals easily within time limit or sometimes before the dateline. One thing was apparent; it was neither the recourses that I had at hand nor the time. I enjoyed working towards meeting these goals; there was an inner motivation as compared to the ones I never met most of which was solely because of procrastination or lack of will power.

When you are setting out your new resolutions, which I know most of us have already done. Align them to what you like most in life, your passion, that way you are more likely to accomplish most if not all of them. "Goals have to be realistic and achievable"

Do not get me wrong, it does not mean that you give up on that degree you have always wanted to take for a long time and have always found a reason not to do it. Maybe the line of study isn’t interesting enough to motivate you. Then change the line of study to the one you know you have passion in. Is it that weight loss regime you have always procrastinated because of the diet? Who said you have to starve yourself to because of that weight, by all means eat the same quantity but change the menu. Throw in more vegetables and fruits and cut down on those carbs. Maybe you are not up for that work out. How about enrolling in a dance class and dance those pounds off. You will kill two birds with one stone, loose your desired weight and add one more skill to your resume.

The bottom line is, you do not have to change your main goal in life. The fact that you have not achieved your goal for quite some time or years now does not mean it is impossible. Change your strategy and approach; make your journey towards your goals and resolutions more enjoyable and fun. You will reach there before you know it.

**** Best words of Advice****

"Do not change your goals, change your strategy"