2017 is finally underway and it’s time to look at new years resolutions! Well until February, when the resolutions get in the way of chocolate.
A lot of people around me are fond of self improvement goals that are a touch on the vague side. Lose weight, teach myself programming, learn a new language! All admirable, but easily given up. After all, languages can take quite some time to master.
While observing the many successful people in my life, I’ve noticed a marked difference in our goals list…most notably, they actually have one to begin with. Apparently they update them monthly or quarterly, instead of every January 1st. Their written objectives are more easily attainable too- my “learn Japanese” seems a lot harder than their “learn 30 kanji per month.” I also see a lot of micro-objectives listed. The ever-popular weight loss resolution is suddenly a lot more feasible when you set a little breadcrumb trail to follow (note: don’t eat the breadcrumbs.) Ten pounds lighter than I am now on this day next month, ten pounds more the month after, and suddenly you can pencil your objectives in on a calendar. Success! Well, no it’s just the beginning of the process, but at least now you have directions.