“For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageT.S Eliot
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
The new year is finally upon us. No longer can we be concerned about 2021 because it is in the past. All one can do is look towards the future and try to live in the present. Many of you here have probably tried to come up with New Year’s resolutions and new goals to achieve. Perhaps some of you have obtained a career or location change. Some of you may have had a newborn child or just got engaged or married. Whatever came your way, you will likely have to look at everything with a fresh perspective and try to start on the right foot in terms of how you approach the changes of your life.
Whatever troubles you have endured must be put behind you if possible. Every day is another chance to change your life. If you have goals, write them down if necessary. Stick with those goals one at a time. Do whatever is necessary to accomplish whatever it is you want. If I were to use myself as an example, I have a few goals or methods I can share with my Daydreamers here that I would love to share.
- I want to start writing on this website weekly,
- I want to start making live videos weekly and one standard video monthly
- I want to start being more active in my own spiritual growth
- I wish to update more frequently on Twitter and have a full schedule for each week starting now.
I think if you want to start something here’s a few things you can do to get started.
- Write down your goals
- Have a plan in place for those goals.
- Get started on executing your goals.
- Track your progress
Write Down Your Goals
The best way to consistently remind yourself that you wish to accomplish a goal is to write it down. Remind yourself day in and out that you have a mission to fulfill. There is no greater failure than to forget what you intend on doing in the first place. A life without a mission even if that mission is to live spontaneously is a life not lived. There is no shame in writing things down if you can’t remember. We are not computers after all.
“You write it down because finally, when it’s written down you do get it out of your system somewhat. “Leo Ornstein
If we are to take this quote at face value, writing things down often helps lift the burden of memory from us. You can just go back to it as opposed to having to constantly remember what it is you have to do. Don’t make your life harder than it is. Write down your goals. Plan ahead.
Have a Plan in Place For Those Goals
“Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.”Sun Tzu
Your plan doesn’t have to be perfect, but one should have a plan if they wish to execute on a goal. You can’t expect results without changing your habits. Building a structure on how you can accomplish whatever goals you wish to accomplish will get you somewhere as opposed to simply drifting through the days. A life without a plan isn’t yours to live. If you aren’t planning for your life or goals, someone else will make plans for you. Writing your plans down can help just as much as writing down the goal itself. Break it off in weekly sections if you have to, but have a plan to accomplish your goals. Create a sustainable system.
Get started on executing your goals.
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.”Japanese proverb
It is now time to start executing these goals. What would be the point of all the planning if you weren’t going to go through with it? To act is the determining factor in victory or failure. Without action, all you’re doing is wasting time you don’t really even have. Go ahead and start working towards your goal. You have a fresh start. If one way causes failure, find a different method. Just don’t stop moving.
Track your Progress
I’m no expert, but I think if you track your prgress, you’d be better off than those who learn nothing from their mistakes. It is essential to the completion of a goal to make sure you track your progress so you can finish what you started. We have a whole year. Think about it that way. No goal worth obtaining will be accomplished in one day. Just make sure you know what worked and what didn’t. Fix your mistakes and continue movement.
Well, that is all I have for today. I’m glad to be able to write to you all to start off the new year right. There will be plenty more where this came from for me. As for the rest of you, have a wonderful new year and may you accomplish all you set out to do.
2 thoughts on “On New Beginnings: Goal Setting For the New Year”
Great goals you have there, Enrique! I myself am planning to write more too, but I’ll have to make goals following the SMART principle, because mine has always been vague, and thus, unreachable. Wishing you all the best for 2022!
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i would start by writing down my goals if i were you. you can always start executing once you have the road map.