As the year is coming to an end, I truly believe this is the best time to start thinking about our new year resolutions and how to implement them from NOW! The most popular mistakes we all make is that we take the title, “New Year Resolutions” quite literally and we sit around waiting for the new year to arrive before we write down our list of what we would like to achieve in the coming months, and what habits we want to leave behind and what new skills and qualities we would like to acquire. This time around let’s not do that, let’s do it now, as they say time is of the essence, so we shouldn’t wait around for the arrival of the New Year, let’s sit down and get serious with our selves and our resolution lists.
You see in the past, I’ve always been one of those people who leaves things to the last minute and then expect everything to work out as I planned in my head, but of course we all know how that story goes, it never works that way!
I was inspired by this message whilst talking to a friend of mine. We were generally talking about how quickly the week had gone by, and how each month seems to speed by. Through the conversation he said that once we got of the phone, he would be preparing his plans for the new year. I was a little taken aback and I replied by saying “what already”? He was surprised by my answer and replied “yes, because why do you need to wait around for the new year before you start making plans towards it”? He went on to say, this is the time to identify what you aim to achieve, and most importantly when you need to achieve it. I reflected on his words and I couldn’t agree more. You see in the past, I’ve always been one of those people who leaves things to the last minute and then expect everything to work out as I planned in my head, but of course we all know how that story goes, it never works that way!
For the new approaching year, let’s get REAL with ourselves and let’s make waves that echo through the oceans.
So by adapting to this new style of resolutions, you give yourself the best head start in planning towards the future. As they say failing to plan is planning to fail. Also getting in early leaves you with plenty of time to self explore all areas of your life, such as your financial life, spiritual growth, physical well-being and further learning development to catapult you to the next level of your life.
All of the above require time and reflection in order to really find out where the changes need to be made. Do not rush this by thinking that just because the new year is here, you will make mediocre resolutions just so you fit in to the status-quo.
Also don’t you think you would be short changing yourself by making declarations and resolutions that deep down in your heart you have no intentions of either taking steps to achieve or changing your life style to a place where you no longer depend on that habit? For the new approaching year, let’s get REAL with ourselves and let’s make waves that echo through the oceans.