Have you ever taken a trip with no plan? Or started a project without envisioning your end result?
You end up with results that look something like this.
Or like this.
Making New Year’s Resolutions is one tool to help you stay on the roads that will lead you to your goals.
Here is a roadmap for a business plan, but I thought it applies to our individual goals as well.
Reflection on 2017
My biggest New Year’s Resolution for 2017 was to have a positive attitude no matter what situation came my way. After my son, Jy, had a near-death experience in 2015, I realized there are many things I can’t control, but the one thing I can control is my attitude. It has made all the difference.
Big Goal for 2018
I find that if I set a ton of goals, achieving all of them is hard, and I feel like a failure. Therefore, I have changed to focusing on one big goal for the year and using the big goal to help me achieve a couple smaller goals. My big goal for 2018 is FOCUS. I have a lot of ideas and goals, but when I try to complete too many at the same time, I don’t do any of them well. I am going to focus on one goal at a time until I achieve it.
What About You?
Have you found any “tricks” that help you keep your New Year’s resolutions? Do you believe in New Year’s resolutions?
If you decide to try my trick of focusing on one big goal to help you with a couple or a few smaller goals, let me know if it helped.
Last year I read The 1% Solution. The premise of the book is that it’s virtually impossible to be 100% better than your competition, it’s very possible to be 1% better in hundreds of things. I liked this book because when it comes to change, the hill may seem too high to climb, but if you climb it only 1% at a time, it feels doable. We only need to try and change 1% at a time.
I’ve been busy with YA fiction writing and teaching amazing nursing students. I plan to focus on these two things in 2018 until I get a literary agent and published. I hope to check in and blog at least once a month with my blog collaborators. I miss my interaction with many of you, but it will come back after I focus my energy on one goal at a time. ❤️
Have a wonderful day! Thank you for reading!
Collaboration with a Purpose
This blog post is part of a blog collaboration. The theme is New Year’s Resolutions. Please check out these other blogs if you need some inspiration on New Year’s Resolutions!
Here are the collaborators. I quoted the lovely, Nicolle.
- Barb Caffrey @ Barb Caffrey’s Blog (“So, if you believe in any sort of Higher Power, one of the things you need to remember is to forgive yourself once in a while.”)
- Jane Love @ Harmonious Joy (“People who have a genuine say and a true voice of their own… not just an echo of some celebrity they think they love.”)
- Mylene C. Orillo (“Where I’m at right now is a testament that ‘Dreams really do come true.’”)
- Nicolle K @ Stories of a Highly Sensitive Introvert! (“Success, for me, is when I spend my days feeling happy, peaceful, fulfilled and without fear of lack.”)
- Sadaf Siddiqi (“The best thing about memories, is one doesn’t realise they are making memories but once recorded, it just rewinds and takes one back to the beautiful series of life.”)
- Sonyo Estavillo @ ‘Lil Pick Me Up (“I am here to champion anyone from the successful and confident folks, to those that are clinically depressed.”)
Direct links to New Year’s Resolutions Articles stolen 😉 from Jainey.
- Introduction: Alert: A Collaboration for the New Year
- Barb Caffrey: Welcome, 2018! New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone? (A Collaboration with a Purpose Post)
- Ipuna Black: Keep Focus with New Year’s Resolutions
- Nicolle K.: Collaboration with a Purpose: New Year’s Resolution – 2018 Goals
- Sadaf Siddiqi: New Year’s Resolutions
- Mylene Orillo: Why I Still Write My New Year’s Resolutions
- Sonyo Estavillo: Finding Hope: A New Year’s Resolution