Oh my… I was just looking at the Google insights page to see what people were searching in this New Year. And can you guess what I found? “New year motivational quotes” which recorded +2000 searches in just a particular location of choice. It made me realize how essential it is to begin a year with new gear. See, personal growth is self a thing, in fact it must come from within your heart.
Off-course a new year is not something to be exited that much but it should be. That’s according to me, know why? It’s new period and you can use it to start a fresh! The previous year might have let you down and you feel things might not change for the better, but that’s a feeling… a feeling has got nothing to do with your fresh resolutions. Remember, that good book that says, where there is no vision people perish. Take this as a personal growth fact.
Now, a resolution is just a vision or a set of goals which you put before to achieve. This could be a change of character/behavior, developing new habits, changing a job, deciding to be self-employed and so on… one thing that make many people fail in this “new-year-resolution-thing” is over thinking. Being over ambitious only slows your personal growth, and the fact is you’ll get tired within no time.
So what’s the safe way of doing the “setting goals” things?
Simple: take the resolutions as personal growth facts. Only set reasonable resolutions, those that fit within your budget, location, age and etc. Because why should you set targets that you very well know you can’t meet. Let’s take an example; you are in your fourth year at the university… do you think it’ll be fine to plan having a kid at this point? See, personal growth facts is all about making better and realistic choices.
Doing the things that will improve tomorrow’s living standards. Whether it is efficiency at the work place, improving your current appearance, speech improvement, or grades. May be you’ve already set new resolutions and backed them with some motivational quotes…, that’s fine but you can as well decide to go thru them and see if they fit within personal growth facts. If you find them real and achievable then… lucky you!
…But if not consider being real to yourself and at least focus on growing the real you together with the resolutions you’ve set to achieve. They don’t have to be strict to stress you up, concentrate on the simple and achievable things… okay? This is personal growth; it’s not about high valued goals that pleases everybody… they should be personal and meant for yourself development. Good luck buddy! and happy endeavors in your new year.