Take it or leave it, the end of the year has come and everyone is facing the same pressures be it to organize an exceptional event or to don our best clothes ready for the festivities. The New Year is a single day on the calendar that happens every year. So why do we worry so much about it?
December 31st signals the close of the old and the beginning of something fresh. The day gives us a chance to reflect on all our good and bad deeds and make plans to overcome the challenges we have encountered so far. Human beings are hardwired to navigate through life challenges and New Year’s Eve is the best time to crunch the fact that we have come to the end of yet another year.
The New Year is very significant as it allows us to reflect on what we have achieved and also make plans for the coming year. As far as half of the resolutions made each year fail, this does not have to be the case with you. Here is how to figure out new resolutions and create a plan to achieve them.
First, you will increase your odds of succeeding by picking a goal that is attainable and meaningful. It is important to make SMART goals. That is an acronym for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. SMART goals are commonly applied in management but that does not mean they can’t work for an individual.
After identifying the goals, you should create a plan to achieve them. Charles Duhigg, author of “the power of habit” suggests breaking one’s goals into three parts i.e. cue, routine, and reward. The three-step process allows one to spot bad habits that do have benefits to find alternative ways to get the rewards the habit would normally provide.
After setting everything in order, it is now time to find the right company y that can help you leap over resolution hurdles. I think this is the hardest thing to do and thus the power of prayer comes into the equation.
First, you need to remember that no matter how stellar a plan can be, change is hard when one is trying to do it alone. Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” What this means is that one might make goals that do not coincide with God’s purpose and in most cases, the goals are almost impossible to achieve. Therefore, one needs to make his or her New Year resolutions based on the guidance they gain from God through steadfast prayer.
Most people might credit their successes to their efforts. However, that is not the case as everyone’s destiny is carved by the spirit of God. Therefore, to get the best out of your yearly plan, it is imperative to factor in the power of prayer and opening up to God’s guidance.
Finally, it is important to be kind to yourself and hear your inner voice which can be a very harsh critic that sometimes pulls us down. Besides the festivities that come with the New Year season, ground yourself in prayer and let God be your copilot in your plan.