I’ve always hated new year’s resolutions. We put off necessary life changes and then the 31st of December rolls around again and we rush into a new goal. And we all know how that goes. By March most of us have long forgotten, or at the very least greatly slowed, our efforts. That’s why the phrase “new year, new me” has always induced eye-rolling and laughter. Because rarely is that ever true.
But this year is different. For once the goals I started off the year with are ones I’d deeply thought about regardless of the date and ones that I put into action before the new year. Because of this I am already seeing results, some expected, others a pleasant surprise. Some of those goals are personal but the others I plan to share with you over the coming weeks.
In the meantime I’ll leave you with this lesson I
have learned am still learning: accountability. When you have goals, plans, etc., it’s very easy to get distracted. So find someone to keep you accountable. Keep in mind it can’t be just anyone. The best partner in this is someone who can tell you about yourself when the time is right. Who is close enough to say “hey, why aren’t you ?” and who you respect enough not to tell them to take a hike when they’ve pushed too much. I’m not saying it will make the reminders and check-in’s pleasant all the time but believe me, you’ll be grateful in the end.
So let me know, what are your goals? And what tricks do you have for keeping them?