With the New Year standing before us like a fresh chapter in a book, it is time to start indulging in retrospection and re-evaluating life goals & choices in order to plan for the months ahead. New Year resolutions provide the perfect opportunity for those who want to work on themselves & bring certain changes that were previously decided upon but unaccomplished.
As most people say, it’s never too late to get back on track & be a better version of oneself this year. Here are three ways to get down into the nitty-gritty and decide on goals that are, for the most part, achievable & rewarding –
Will It Matter In Five Years?
Most people don’t know what they want to achieve & thus fail miserably in keeping up with choices that were made impulsively at the start of the year. The first question one could probably ask oneself is if the goal would matter a few years down the line and then decide if it is one they want to keep. This would eliminate the unnecessary confusion caused & help one employ a practical mindset when it comes down to picking goals for themselves.
Create a Professional Mood Board
What career changes do you looking forward to? Is a salary raise on the cards? Are you spending enough time with your family? These are questions one need’s to ask before they decide to mentally embark on a quest towards achieving their goals. Putting these questions down on paper & keeping it somewhere in sight at work is one sure-fire way to remind oneself where their priorities lie. A mood board is a collection of images & text arranged in order to prepare for a new project. Creating a professional mood board can inspire one to stick to their goals throughout the year and bring their vision to life.
Employ the Tortoise Mindset
The famous childhood story of the tortoise and the hare is one that never goes out of style. While these days, most people look at making things happen overnight, the truth is lasting change cannot happen over a second’s notice. A wise man once said,” It is not the speed but the consistency that makes all the difference”. So maybe it’s time to drop the quick-fix mentality of the hare and instead adopt the tortoise mindset?
Take the goals, divide them into small daily tasks & then start worrying about achieving them every day. And while working at it, remember that the best outcome is always achievable!