People are now counting hours before “jumping” into the new year 2018 and saying goodbye to the treacherous 2017.
Serial resolution makers will soon start choking the internet with such hashtags as #NewYearsResolution, loudly declaring what they have planned for the new year.
There are some who made resolutions when 2017 kicked off. If 2017 was to issue a report card, 90 percent of those who loudly declared their resolutions will score 00.00 percent out of 100 percent.
People will make new resolutions. Some will resolve to fulfill the resolutions made in 2017, some will write them off the way the government writes off a loan and start off afresh while some will make a resolution not to make any resolution for 2018.
There are three simple steps to making your new year’s resolutions:
i) Do not shout ~ The resolutions you make are yours. Set them silently. Do not be like a hen that lays one egg and makes sure that the whole village is aware. Be like a fish that lays more than 500 eggs daily but no one knows. Apply the Muhammed Ali’s strategy of “dance like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
ii) Resolve to pursue what is within your league ~ in setting resolutions, forget about the “sky is the limit” rule. That rule does not apply here. Resolutions are about the reality. Look at how much you are earning, look at how you have been spending in the past, look at what you want and where you want to be the new year picks momentum. Set your resolutions with what you have not with what you think you have. Don’t say you plan to own a Range Rover this coming year when you even don’t have a bicycle.
iii) Have a plan ~ if you don’t know where you are going, then every road will sure take you there. Having put down your resolutions, how do you intend to achieve them? What steps, including sacrifices, are you willing to take to achieve them?
It a new year. Set those resolutions. Let us wait for 2019 to set others.