It’s that time of year when evergreen trees are dressed with decorative ornaments and glowing lights, houses are granted makeovers and stripped of familiar content. The spending fever hits 100 degrees – a global epidemic. Yes, it’s Christmas!! The Christmas season is a time of reflection on the eventful year, the birth of Jesus Christ. A time to give back and help others in need. For others, it’s a time of fun and shopping. This when rational goes on vacation and his cousin irrational visits for the holidays.
Then January makes a grand entrance, with a gift, thirty-one (31) days that feel like ninety (90). The days move languidly as if they have arthritis, as we wait for the next paycheck. Let us ensure that all our fixed expenses are covered before we make any other purchases.
It’s time to reflect on the pros and cons of 2019. Let us adapt 2020 vision for the New Year and eliminate all the blind spots. Change and growth aren’t spontaneous, they manifest from deliberate strategy. When you are aware of your shortcomings and areas of opportunity you can conquer all. When you are ignorant, you succumb to defeat. What goals do you want to achieve in the New Year? Identify the biggest threats and erase them. The most common are self-limiting beliefs, procrastination and inconsistency.
Don’t wait for the year to end, start creating your action plan now. Your action plan should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely). Construct an action plan with the 5 W’s in mind.
- Why are you doing it? The purpose
- When will you accomplish it? Realistic Timelines
- Who will you ask for assistance? Human Resources
- What materials and activities are needed? Resources / Specific Tasks
- Where can you achieve this goal? Location
You can achieve any goal you desire.