Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2018, only two years away from entering a new decade? I can hardly believe it but as they say, the older you get the faster the time goes. The arrival of a new year brings with it the promise and possibility of new beginnings. Many people have a goal or goals in mind that they would like to achieve so that by the end of the year, they can reflect on and celebrate all that they have accomplished.
Some people make these goals visible by creating a vision board while others write a simple list of what they plan to achieve (this is more of my style though I would like to create a vision board at some point as I am a visual learner). The important thing is to ensure that you write it down. As the Good Book records, “write the vision and make it plain.” Writing it somewhere solidifies the idea, making the goal(s) more concrete and, thereby, attainable. So with that said, I’d like to provide a few of my own for 2018:
- Securing a mentor to coach me to higher professional/personal success
- Taking a DNA test to trace my family tree
- Visiting 3-4 new countries
- Writing and publishing my first book (and creating a writer/author website)
- Saving money every month and investing in stock/bonds
I’m not one for using the term “resolution”, given the bad rap it often gets because of the willpower it takes to bring it to pass. Goal setting seems more realistic and something you can do any time of the year and in your life and not just on January 1 as if to jump on the bandwagon of wishful thinking that plagues many good-intended folks.