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I know, I know, the “New Year” is old news already, especially on the Mayan Calendar. But it was my birthday a week ago, and I kind of use that day as my personal “New Year”.
As 2012 became 2013 I read numerous posts across the web relating all sorts of genuine desires for resolutions, plans, projects and wishes for something “more” and I hope that most of what people wish for comes to pass.
Thank goodness we have the beginning of a calendar year to remind ourselves to check-in and see what’s going on in our lives, as it’s not always so easy to remember to do the same on a regular basis. It’s often either New Year’s or some “dramatic” event which suddenly presents itself into our daily routine and unbalances it for us to take stock of what we have and what we want. When I speak of “have” I refer more importantly to our recognition of all the good and positive things which compose our lives. They can be vital elements such as having a job and good health, or it can be a small thing such as the happy look in the eyes of your pet.
I think for me the best way to set resolutions is to have “big” plans and to break them down into medium and smaller bite-size pieces. I’m a visual person, so putting all down in ink on paper helps me to focus. I will take this year and set goals for 12 months from now, break them into halves or quarters, and again into monthly mini-goals. A to-do list of 12 little things, one a month, is more achievable than targeting your Mount Everest without preparation.
As we all know, the clock continues to tick; the days, weeks, months fly by. What I hope for this time next year is not necessarily solely to have “more” than exactly what I have now, but to look back and see that the steps I took led me to learn and grow in some way. In that essence, yes, I want “more” and “better”, I want to know I accomplished something. Even if my “big” plan is not fully completed in a year, if I follow little steps consciously, I will be that much closer.
I recently read a quotation which in essence expressed that finally achieving a goal does not mean you’re done, it just means that it will take you to the next goal. I like that!