Every time January 1st rolls around, most people go on and on about their New Year’s resolutions – all the things they want to accomplish by the following year. But, after two or three weeks, those resolutions fall by the wayside.
This year is special. Not only because it’s the first and only 2020 we will ever have in the history of the world (and we’re fortunate to live through it), but because it’s also a leap year, so we get an extra day to make our plans come to fruition.
Those who are superstitious believe that a leap year presents an opportunity to reap all that we have sown over the years. I am a firm believer in that.
While I don’t like making resolutions, I believe that if you do, you should do everything you absolutely can to make them come to fruition.
What To Do
The first thing you need to do is really zero in on what it is that you absolutely want to accomplish this year. It makes no sense to plan to accomplish six, seven or even 10 things. That will not allow you to focus. Pick three things that mean the most to you and decide that that is all you want to do.
Secondly, set a deadline for when you want to accomplish each goal. It’s not enough to say you want to start your business or enrol in a course. What is your timeline?
Thirdly, you need an accountability partner. But, don’t just tell any old body. Tell someone who is very disciplined and can seriously hold you accountable – someone who will call you and say, ‘hey, where are you in your weight loss journey? What did you eat today?’ Don’t just tell a family member or a friend and think that is sufficient.
Fourthly, mark your progress and don’t despise small changes or small accomplishments. Every little step matters and leads to big changes and huge accomplishments.
The year will go by fast. We’re already two weeks into January and time waits for no one. So, get on it.
This Bahamian Gyal