We know… We expressed these wishes before but we are going to say it anyway, “Happy New Year!!!”
I think we can say that all January, I mean some people are going to have their Christmas tree up all January.
Do you feel attacked? Ha-ha… Then consider this a sign to take down that Christmas tree, the reason for the season of course is forever!
We recently asked on our social media platforms if you have any New Year Resolutions or if you even believe in them. We would like to know what you think, kindly leave us a comment and if you are looking to collaborate with someone or an organization or even get a scholarship, tag them in the comment section and shoot your shot! We all agreed that we are standing on business this year and on business we shall stand.
If you have written that New Year’s resolution, good for you and if you have not, good for you. Now that you have written it or if you have not written it, we have a couple of things you might want to know before you contribute to the overpopulation at that gym, or add multiple courses to your Udemy, Coursera and Edx Library that will most likely still be there by next year.
Before diving headfirst into action, take a moment to reflect on the ‘why’ behind your resolution. What inspired this commitment? Understanding the deeper motivations will fuel your journey and keep you focused when challenges arise.
It is important to note that a lofty resolution can be overwhelming. Break it down into smaller, actionable steps. If your goal is to improve your fitness, start with achievable weekly targets. If it’s a career move, outline the skills or networking steps required.
Remember, a goal without a plan is merely a wish. Develop a realistic, time-bound plan of action. Consider what resources, support, or knowledge you need to succeed. Having a roadmap adds structure to your aspirations.
Your goals should be measurable, track your progress by setting milestones. Celebrate small victories along the way – they are the building blocks of lasting change. These milestones provide encouragement and serve as checkpoints to reassess and adjust your approach.
What’s better than one achiever? Two? A community of achievers? Share your resolution with someone you trust – a friend, family member, or colleague. Having an accountability partner not only provides support but also introduces an element of responsibility, making you more likely to stay committed.
Embrace flexibility, life is unpredictable, and resolutions may need adjustments. Be flexible in your approach. If circumstances change, don’t perceive it as failure. Adaptability is a strength that ensures your resolution remains relevant and achievable.
Don’t forget to periodically assess your progress and adjust your plan accordingly. If a particular strategy isn’t working, be willing to pivot. Your resolution is a living entity – adapt and refine as needed.
Remember, resolutions are not about perfection but progress. The New Year provides an opportunity for a fresh start, and the path to change begins with that first step.
Now that you are informed, what Next?