It is the beginning of the new year; we are still energized and filled with hope to make 2019 the best year ever. We see all these endless possibilities which we want to grab. I am right there with you.
After reflecting on all the aspects of my life that I can improve, I see myself in a much better place at the end of the year. In order to make it happen, I have to take some actions and stick to them. Some of us have already lost our eagerness and motivation to achieve our new year’s resolutions. Some of those resolutions were not deep enough to keep. Often, we do not assess our ability and we set goals that we are unable to fulfill.
Any great dream is accomplished with determination, perseverance, and hard work. It’s time, to be honest with myself and see what goal I truly want to achieve and which one is simply a wish. Now, I am certain of what I want for this year. I set up a plan with 12 short term goals and the ultimate goal to be exactly where I want to be. I know that I might have some tough days where I might be discouraged. I might fall or deviate a little bit but I will not give up. I have my backup plan and constantly focussing at the big picture will keep me motivated.
As we are about to start the third week of January, besides having great resolutions, I hope we all have a plan to make them happen. I hope we are determined to overcome any step back. Remember this quote of Pablo Picasso: “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success”.
Let’s be determined and make a commitment to ourselves to stick to any plan, adventure, or goal we have planned for 2019.
So true i like the resolution
What are some of those 12 goals of yours? I know my big one was just to take more me time. That can be hard a baby! I like the way you’re set on making a plan!
Lisa, every month, I am working on two short term goals, one professional and one personal, At the end of the year, I plan to pay all my credit cards and obtain another nursing certification at the end of November 2019.
That is why i say making goals verses resolutions! Sticking to any goal is hard but is so worth it in the end…
Yasssssss. Stick-to-itiveness is so important! I know that’s not a word, but it just feels right. The main difference between those that succeed and those that fail is the will to not give up!
Nicole, we will not give up and I might use your word from now on.
Sadly, most new years resolutions are soon forgotten. Sometimes I think they are only made because that’s what you do for new years. But We should set goals that are achievable and stick to them.
Jessie, to me, those resolutions are forgotten because we were only looking at the big picture and we did not take time to break down the components of the big picture into individual action items to achieve on a monthly or daily basis.
I made quite a few new year’s resolutions this year (too many?) – it’s going well so far… but I know I need to persevere to really make things happen!
You must persevere, Kate, wishing you the best.
I totally agree that we shouldn’t make resolutions or set goals without a plan of action. That’s just asking for failure, which will only make you feel bad about yourself!
Unless, we decide to turn those failures into lessons, Ann!
A plan to make the goals/resolutions happen is a must have! Otherwise those goals can get lost in the shuffle too quickly. I don’t do resolutions, I set monthly goals and write out the action steps.
To me, that’s the best way to succeed, Crystal!
Thanks for such a motivating post. I try to stick to my resolutions but mid-way through, I start to lose focus and out the window they go. 🙂
This year I’ve made my resolutions easier (I’ve given up on the weight loss thing) and more attainable like eating less take out.
Thanks for sharing! Good luck to you on meeting your 2019 resolutions.
I think you are on the right path, Kim!
My husband and I made our goals together and came up with monthly tasks to make sure they get done. I find it helps to break them up into smaller pieces that are easier to handle. We also made a list of our dreams/wishes and the reality of what we will accomplish this year.
To me, once, we break down our goals, we have more chance to succeed, Stephanie. Often, we look at the finish line and have no plan on how to reach there. Wishing you the best!
When I made my “New Years Resolution” I made sure it was something that was measurable and attainable. Similar to you I chose goals that are not dependant on it being the first day of the year. This post was very motivating and inspirational!
Thank you, Jessica!
I don’t make resolutions. Why? Because I think resolutions are like finding solutions to a problem. I don’t have a problem. So I would rather make goals and plans, and I make sure they are reasonable by following the SMART model – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results oriented, Time bound.
I agree, Kristine, and to me, it’s the best way to achee any goal.
I love the idea of having an action plan so we can better accomplish our resolutions. Good luck with this year!
Thank you, Krysten!
Sticking to your goals that you have set can be so tough. I know that I have started to make mine smaller and more achievable so I don’t have as much disappointment if they arent reached.
It can be though, Becca, I train my mind to see the positive, and if I stumble, I will stand up and start over.
Sticking to a goal when it’s not going as fast as you thought is the hardest part. But you’ll never see results if you don’t make a plan and keep with it!
So true, Ann!
Habits are the keys to successfully achieving resolved change. Best of luck with the new you 🙂
Thank you, KDL!
I hope that you have a wonderful new year! Good luck with your goals!
Wishing you the same, Emma!
SO Cool … Those bright colors just made me smile 🙂
Great to hear!
Excellent points made! I always refer to them as New Year’s goals vs resolutions. I tend to stick to them and work towards them when I list them as goals. Hope you have an amazing New Year and successfully reach all your goals!!
Michelle, you and I are going to give our best, stick to our plan, and have a successful year!
I like this, such a great idea. im trying my hardest to keep up with my new years resolutions. I found it easier to break down each month into 3 tiny steps, makes it less tedious throughout the year.
Each step will bring us closer, Nicole!
Pablo Picasso was a philosopher too? This doesn’t sound like the words of a painter: “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success”. But so true!
I guess everyone can be a philosopher and if we put ourselves into deep reflection, Brian!
Yes! Make them happen! That is my resolution too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts and being positive to your goals or resolutions make me amazed!
Thank you, Gladys!
For me personally, I never wait for the new year to make a resolution or to form a goal. I form the goal as soon as I think of it, and I try to get started on it right away if possible 🙂
That’s so great, make every day count and make it happen!