Resolutions shouldn’t only be reserved for a New Year
– Amir Aribokill
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking New Year resolutions. If anything, I promote a resolution. But, I’d much rather make consistent small resolutions through out the year instead of a small lump of huge ones at the beginning. Coming up with small, mini goals will keep things simple. If a resolution or goal is completed really early on in the year, room is opened for new goals to set in. If a New Years resolution is completed, a lot of times, people will sit back and wait until next year to accomplish something else.
- Resolutions, especially big ones, should be modified or changed throughout the year
- Don’t make resolutions just because you think you have to
- Keep it short and simple. Having a lot of resolutions can cause the entire list to crumble
- Choose one big goal and come up with a blueprint (resolutions) to accomplish it
- Sharpen the blade to avoid losing conviction
The New Year Resolution
I, myself don’t associate a resolution to a new year. A resolution to me can be made on a whim and discarded at will. There’s nothing wrong with losing interest in one thing and gaining interest in another. What I found was happening with myself every New Year was frustrating. I would make a New Year resolution and stick to working on it. As the year went on, I began to lose interest in the resolution and gain other interests. I ended up aimless until the next year. When I began to continuously jot down micro goals whenever I feel motivated, they grew into resolutions and formed a bigger picture.
Some people make the mistake of making ambiguous resolutions. Motivation may be kept in line with will power, but that’s more trouble than it’s worth. Do yourself a favor and carefully plan out your resolutions. Avoid over-analyzing and avoid being clueless. A little research and ONE definite goal is better than a large list scribbled with little conviction. I’ll keep this short so have a happy New Year everyone!!!