Originally published January 1, 2016
As the year comes to a close, this is the time that many of you begin to reflect upon your year, thinking about all of your accomplishments as well as areas of improvement.
As I reflect upon my own year, I realize this year has brought upon many changes in all aspects in my life; some good, some not so much. Learning how to deal with the changes that occur within your life aids in your personal growth and development. Have you had changes in your life that have forced you to grow? I certainly have!
Traditionally on New Year’s Eve, people make New Year Resolutions. By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do/not do something. Unfortunately, many people go year after year and never keep those resolutions. Rather than making resolutions, it may be more effective to set goals. By definition, a goal is a desired result or something you are aiming towards. Therefore, if it is your desire to lose weight, eat healthy, etc., set a goal, not a resolution. Listed are a few of my goals for 2016:
- Be a better me
- This is always a goal of mine. This is something that I work on daily. Daily, I strive to be a better Christian, a better mom, a better daughter, sister, etc. The saying, “New Year, New Me” is very cliché, but, daily I’m striving to be a new and better me. When you constantly remain the same, your situation remains the same as well.
- Better business woman
- This, and all of my goals could fit under my first goal because it’s all about personal development. I have several business goals that I would like to achieve. I am elated to report that I have already began putting them in place.
- Fitness, health, and wellness
- I’m sure this one doesn’t come as a surprise to you. My goal with this is to remain consistent with both my workouts and my nutrition. There are many times that I am not consistent with both of them at the same time. I know that being consistent with my workouts and nutrition (at the same time) will yield the results that I would like to achieve.
What are your goals for 2016? I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!