New Year, New You?

So here we are again, another year over and another year arising ahead of us. Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Majority of individuals make New Year’s resolutions, but only very few of them quit before they actually accomplish what they had promised.

How many times have you said to yourself, ‘New Year, New Me?’ and never actually invested in a new you? How can you improve your chances of fulfilling your potential and goals that you have set for yourself in the New Year?

We often make New Year’s resolutions that we feel right by social pressure and what we perceive to be the right thing to be doing. We therefore listen to the voices within our head rather than listening to the wisdom, when our goals are not fully aligned with our life purpose the chances of us achieving success are lowered much more.

Therefore, before you decide which resolutions you want to make and follow, firstly ask yourself, what do you really want out of life? And what is it that you want to achieve? When we step back and take a look at our lives and what actually makes us happy, we have a better perspective on everything and can then determine what would help the real you and not what society has been imposing on you.

We have previously set New Year’s resolutions by writing down the goals that we would wish to achieve in the forthcoming year. It should be a short bullet pointed list, which outlines what it is you want from the year and from yourself. For instance, if you want to study a particular subject or take on a new qualification then each day you would assess what can you do to move towards that goal. At the beginning of every year it is important to review your goals and make a list of exactly what you want to achieve and how you will achieve it.

Here are our steps which you can use towards accomplishing your goals in the New Year:

  • Identify & set your goals based on what you want to achieve in life
    •How will you take action – Start taking actions towards your goals, research, ask for help, join a group, take classes etc.
    •Breaking the goal into small bite size achievements – A new goal can be daunting, but if you break it down into manageable steps you can progress through your goal fairly easily which then maintains your motivation too.
    •Appreciate yourself – Pat your hard work on the back & reward yourself as you achieve your goal, its only right to do so!

For this New Year make sure you are true to yourself and you know what it is that you want and then go and get it. Don’t make resolutions that are going to be put aside before you even commence, ensure full commitment to your goals. Take the opportunity to sit back and assess who you are and follow your hearts destiny.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs

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