I wanted to reflect on 2018 and write a whole picture story. I wanted to bullet point the brilliant things I did and things I messed up. I wanted to write a story about things I achieved, those things I thought I would never be able to do in this year.
I wanted to do a photo collage. Share it in this blog. I wanted to cherish it with some inspirational quotes from some big names. I wanted to really pat my self in the back and motivate for the next year.
Instead I am so contented to say ‘thank you’.
( To all who believed in me. To all who doubted me)
A year is a too long a period to reflect. Nevertheless I did.
2017 has been a mix bag for me. I achieved a lot, made numerous mistakes, learned a lot, and connected to thousands of people. I am grateful for even the meanest of people I met, because they showed me the goodness in people I take for granted. They showed me that I should hang out more with the wonderful souls.
But here’s the learning I had.
A week is too short, a year is way too long ,but a month is perfect.
Perfect to have a full analysis of how you spent your life. So in next year you have 12 opportunities to review and grow. 12 times to check on your new year resolutions.
I wish you all a wonderful 2018. !
A new year always gets us in to make resolutions. We want to be better. Our intentions are most of the time inclined towards our progress. Yet, acting on good intentions need perseverance, committed time and will to succeed.
If we do the same thing we did last year, we would get the same results in the new year.
Common complain is that we do not have time. To do something new, you need to give time from something that is not productive right now. Because, adding a new habit needs time taken off from an existing habit. Not all habits we have right now is productive. So when you chose a new habit, chose a habit to let go as well.
It’s like when you have one space garage. If you want to move a new vehicle, you have to remove the existing vehicle. Your 24 hours is your one space garage.
I had a peak in to my last year’s resolutions. It’s like a rude joke on my self by me. 🙂
Through painful analysis, I found out where I had gone wrong.
- It’s a trend, and it sounds good.
- Everybody’s doing it. I should catch up.
- 8 resolutions. Really ?
- Why I could not scheduled time for these goals ?
- Why I could not track progress ?
- Did I actually want these goals ? Or was I influenced by someone else ?
Resolutions are good. But if it is not clearly written down with timelines and resources needed, and did not find its way in to my digital calendar, you know what happened to my resolution.
- Be audacious, be hopeful, but be realistic.
- Breakdown the goal in to weekly goals. Work from first week.
- Track weekly. There are 52 of them. It gives honest feedback.
- A new goal needs new behaviours. Focus your energy on that behaviour change.
Easier said than done. but we all want to succeed, right ?