A late happy new year!
Already half of January is gone.
It’s up to you whether you think “1/24 is gone already” or “there are still 23/24 left”.
I am in between, since you have to push yourself, but you should not rush to achieve something big in a long term.
My resolutions for 2017 will be mainly on 3 things: 1. Health 2. Learning 3. Creation
Below, as I have done in the last 3 yeas, let me briefly explain my analysis on how I came up with this (and I will explain why I bolded only number 3 above).
This year has a little bit more than 6 months, which means it is almost half way through the year 2016. Instead of saying “Ah…Time flies” and letting it go, let’s take a moment and look at the New Year resolutions, the ones many people, including me, made 6 months ago.
According to an article on New Year resolution, the following shows how many of resolutions are maintained as time goes on (surveyed in the U.S.):
– Past the first week: 75%
– Past 2 weeks: 71%
– After one month: 64%
– After 6 months: 46%
In other words, more than half will have given up resolution by the end of June, which is exactly where we are.
“I will make this year different from the previous one.”
Many people, including me, think so and make new year resolution, be it new career, skills, health issues, etc. So do I.
Usually, I make new ones right after new year starts. Before doing so, I reviewed the previous year’s goals through my blog. That’s when I realized that I made two mistakes: I didn’t even remember my previous resolutions, and some of resolutions have gone unresolved.
So I started analyzing WHY. The answer was quite simple: there was lack of SMART goal making and Follow-up. And I think this applies to some people, if not most, who didn’t achieve last year’s goal(s). So I would like to introduce how to really make this year different, based on my mistakes (learning) and analysis.
A happy new year!! Let’s make 2015 a wonderful year!!
By the way, what are your resolutions of 2015?
Having a new year is one of the best moments to realize how rapid time flies, so I think it’s important to step back for a while before we start running, and make a short-term goal, resolutions of the new year.
Before writing mine, I literary stepped back (re-read my blog entries of 2014), which made me realize that my resolutions for 2015 are almost the same as last year. That means either I didn’t established manageable ones within a year or they were too vague to see the result. With that in mind, I will try to be as specific as possible for myself 1 year from now.