I get to experience “New Year” twice in one week. The first time on the first of January like everyone else. The second, on my birthday, a week later. The second one always feels more important to me. It’s when I really take stock, decide on my goals and lay down plans to make those goals happen.
I haven’t always done things this way. I have largely flown by the seat of my pants for most of my life. There are goals that I had as a teen that I actively pursued but I didn’t really understand what I was doing. Looking back, knowing what I now know, I see why and how I managed to achieve certain things and why I didn’t achieve others. In the last 3-4 years I have gotten into the habit of creating goals and actually thinking through how I will achieve them. I know, scary that it has taken me this long but I still believe in “better late than never”. I have been reading about goal setting for a while and have even written a few down but I never had the discipline to plan how to make it happen. It became clear that setting goals was a fruitless exercise if you had no plan on how to achieve them.
I have been talking to different people and reading different books in order to find a method that would work for me. In my last post, I shared a method that I believe in and will be implementing this year. If you missed it, you can read more about it here. I have come to realise that, although I may have lived most of my life flying by the seat of my pants, I am actually a creature of habit on a day to day basis so this method should be pretty easy to make mine. Will keep you posted on how it’s going as we move along through the year.
I will leave you with a pearl of wisdom from the African continent to inspire you…
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Bye for now