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Happy New Year 2021 for 育

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Happy New Year 2021 from Kobe, Japan! 

Please receive my warmest greeting and attached new year card I drew, hoping that your 2021 will be the year of “raise/harvest” as shown in Japanese calligraphy “育 (Iku)”.

The year of the ox (2nd Zodiac cycle animals) is said to be a symbol of the harbinger (buds) that will grow/move forward albeit slowly. Although 2020 was a tough year and in many ways an “increasing” year (増).

I hope you and your loved ones will have a wonderful 2021, both physically and mentally. I look forward to seeing you in person and/or online this year.

PS: Maybe you might see something in the drawing.

Warmest greeting,

SMART-F to Achieve New Year Resolution

2016_01_10 New year

“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.

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