This same time last year I wrote about taking a different approach to the traditional new year’s resolution by choosing a word for the year. I find that blog post as relevant now as it was then and is great to review – A new new years resolution
This year I’m taking a different approach by sharing 10 random thoughts with you around new year’s resolutions. Hopefully, they help or resonate with some of you.
- New Year’s resolutions are only arbitrary if you don’t achieve them.
- It’s a waste of time setting goals that are general, vague, and that you don’t plan on actually achieving.
- When setting new goals be specific, get granular with it, and choose a very clear point to aim at (smart goals).
- You’re unique so make your goals unique.
- Your goal will only be as good as your plan and your plan only be as good as your goal.
- By reflecting and being self-aware you can effectively develop yourself and your skills to achieve better outcomes.
- Take on, implement and practice a growth mindset. This is when you believe that your skills, talents and behaviours can change and develop. Opposed to being fixed or ‘stuck with it’.
- Tell others and get those around you involved and onboard. It’s important to have a support network that understands and can help keep you accountable.
- Consider your actions over outcomes. You know the outcome you want, decide what actions are required to help you achieve that outcome, then focus on that.
- Pat yourself on the back. Take the time to look over the past year and congratulate yourself on everything you have achieved and how far you have come. Take it one step further and write them all down. I guarantee you’ve achieved a lot more than you initially thought.
This will be my 52nd blog in 52 weeks and my last blog for 2021. I hope you have enjoyed them and taken something from them. Thanks for reading!
Happy New Year, see you in 2022!