This is a new year.
It’s the beginning of another decade.
We all have our new year’s resolutions.
Some of us have it penned down in our diaries while some of us have it inscribed in our hearts.
Furthermore, coupled with new year resolutions, we have our dreams, aspirations as well as plans.
Well, it all boils down to doing things differently.
You can’t expect to do things the same way and expect different results.
To be able to ascertain what things we need to do differently to achieve our goals, we need to do to the review and refine process.
The review process involves the act of reflecting on your previous acts and actions and identifying things that worked out well and those areas that didn’t work.
On the other hand, the refine process has to do with coming up with new strategies to achieve better results than the previous times.
The previous years might have been rough.
You might have procrastinated a lot.
Hence, you couldn’t achieve most of your dreams.
You must have made many wrong decisions.
Even more, you might have lacked self confidence.
With each new year that comes, your resolutions are focused on dealing with some if not all of these shortcomings.
However, you find yourself with each year that passes by still repeatedly having the same experience as before.
Well, this year’s journey should be different and better.
I for one am on a journey of self development.
With that in mind here are some things to look out for while on this new year’s journey.
Things To Look Out For
There’s a common saying that procrastination is a thief of time.
It prevents you from doing things at the appropriate time.
This has killed many dreams and prevented people from reaching their goals.
This is a bad habit that we tend to contend with but hardly ever defeat.
Hence, as we begin this new decade, let’s make conscious effort to overcome this enemy.
There are lots of ways to deal with the habit of delaying tasks (Procrastination).
Although, it might not be easy, but with constant practice you’ll find yourself gradually overcoming this habit.
How to deal with procrastination
To deal with the habit of procrastination, develop the habit of having an everyday to-do list.
As odd as this might sound, having a to-do list helps you keep things in perspective.
Also, it’ll help you also keep track of the things you need to do.
Even more, getting to tick things off your to-do list gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
This will serve as a source of motivation to stay committed to fulfilling other major tasks.
However, don’t be hard on yourself if at first you find it difficult to complete all the items on your to-do list.
Forgive yourself, move on and strive to do better.
Apart, from using a to-do list, ensure to set target or goals that are realistic and actually achievable.
Having unrealistic goals can be very discouraging and this in turn make you uninterested in pursuing your goals entirely.
This is yet another factor that can prevent you from achieving your set goals.
When you lack self discipline, you’ll never learn to focus on your goals.
Also, you’ll be easily distracted.
This will result in you making plans that you’ll be unable to focus on achieving.
The good news is that you can build up your habit of self discipline.
How to develop self discipline
Firstly, it all starts with a choice.
Choose to exercise discipline in all your endeavors.
There are times we just don’t feel like doings things.
This is where self discipline come to play.
Self discipline make you do the necessary things even if you don’t feel like it.
Furthermore, you can also develop self discipline by reading books on self discipline or learning from your mentors or role models.
One other thing to look out for is your resilient mindset.
Having a resilient mindset is similar to having a never give up mindset.
Resilience make you stay optimistic despite how many times you might have failed.
Resilience is what keeps you striving hard year after year despite all odds.
This can be considered as one of the vital keys to success.
How to develop resilience
Firstly always have an optimistic mindset.
See your failures as an opportunity to learn.
Also, welcome challenges with an open heart.
See challenges as an opportunity to become better.
Furthermore you can develop a resilient mindset by surrounding yourself with people who motivate and encourage you.
Even more you can build up your resilient mindset through books and other forms of educational media.
Conclusion On Redefining You
As a business owner, a leader, an employee or a regular individual, each year comes with rare opportunities to achieve more than you did the previous years.
Hence, it is very important that you to strategically prepare yourself for the year’s journey.
You need to review and redefine certain aspects of yourself if you aim to achieve better.
In other words you need to do things differently.
Nothing remains the same forever.
Change is something that is constant.
Hence, don’t get too used to the statusque.
If things didn’t work out for you the way it ought to, don’t be discourage.
Life will always give you an opportunity to start over.
Redefine yourself and become the person you’ll always want to be.
This is the start of a new week.
Start your week with a success mindset.
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