Making New Year's Resolutions Count
As is tradition, many people make New Year's resolutions. For many people, a New Year's resolution is about doing something new, or stopping something or breaking a habit. Typically this is done with a view improving one's situation in life. Typically these resolutions have something to do with health, diet, and exercise. Others may have to do with work, or family relationships.
I find that this kind of resolution necessitates that your current position is not "good enough." There is so much focus on "what I do not like about myself","what I am bad at","what I need to do to be as good as others."
Rather than focussing on just the negatives, this should be a time to reivew ones long term plans, and review the actions ones needs to follow through upon in order to achieve them. This could range from completing a particular course (towards a degree or career advancement) or re-upholstering the couch (towards getting the perfect house.) From this, one should compile ones's goals for the year and then develop a year plan to ensure these are going to be completed. If there are financial costs involved, these should also be accounted for in your monthly budget plan.
With something as simple as a silly New Years resolution managed properly, you can look forward to achieving your life-long goals each and every year.