As the clock counts down to midnight, let us all remember 2022 for the good and the not-so-good things. Let us set goals to make 2023 a much better year. I have decided in my thought process to never worry about a “New Years’ Resolution” BECAUSE A RESOLUTION IS MEANING LESS AND HAS NOW ACTION BEHIND IT. If you doubt that just look and the US Congress which passes resolutions all the time. Meaningless words on paper that have no actual value other than “good intentions”. The only actions congress makes that can effect change is in a bill that is turned into a law!
It does not matter whether you are affiliated with any political party, understand that resolutions ae usually forgotten within 30 to 60 days. Henceforth the replacement with setting Goals. Goals can be measured and completed. Progress can be tracked. Plans to complete a goal can be changed depending upon the progress and need to complete it. I have always been taught in my goal setting to make my plans in sand but my goals in concrete. That is simply because your plans must be flexible enough to reach the Goal. Let’s say that you set a goal to lose 100 lbs. in 2 weeks. 1st The goal is not a rational one unless you are planning to have surgery to remove that much body mass. (Not a good idea) learning to set goals is as important as planning to accomplish them. In the book Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”, he states “Anything the mind can conceive and believe in, it can achieve”. Did Mr. Hill just produce that on his own? No, he had studied many successful men, including one of the most successful, Andrew Carnegie.
If you can conceive something in your mind and genuinely believe that you can achieve it, you will. You, however, must be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it, and not give up when the first obstacle jumps out in front of you.
This is how life is, never a bed of roses always challenges to face, and overcome, but in the end, totally worth the journey. Success is not a destination it is the journey to achieve it. May your journeys in 2023 be fulfilling and prosperous.