Amid all the gloom over the past few days because of the main exam results, let us welcome the new year with a greater commitment to our goals.
I used to be fairly disappointed with most of my New Year “resolutions”, when in college.
“I will score a GPA of 9 this year”; “I will play in a band”; “I will score 15 goals in this year’s tournament” - the list is endless.
In recent years, I realised I was getting disappointed because I was entirely output oriented. I was only focusing on the end result, and when I would feel pressurised and not see the end result happening - I would give up. It’s so difficult to achieve a gigantic annual goal, and a lot of things could go wrong.
The mind is a funny thing, and that also allows you to take it to your advantage, which I did. Instead of being output oriented, I became input oriented. Instead of being focused on nouns (Rank below 100) I became focused on verbs (write every weekend).
“I will study for 10 hours everyday”; “I will play the guitar twice a week”; “I will wake up every morning and run”; “I will write tests every weekend” - the change was dramatic.
How do you become a better person? Identify your areas of improvement, identify the end outcome and convert it to actions that you can do regularly.
You will definitely become a better person, and that’s what life is about. Here's wishing everyone a great end of year, and a fantastic 2019.
Let us know what are your new year resolutions.
P - 1 | M - 1 | I - 1* | First Attempt | Hoping for the best in 2018