I love the “New Years” feeling. Cynics will say that a new year will not change your life, and will usually not support New Years resolutions – because we make promises to ourselves and then get lazy or demotivated and we never achieve what we want to, and yet we do it year after year.
Do we really want our lives to be a series of unaccomplished goals? Do we want to be reminded that we are fickle and unable to commit?
Not me… looking from afar, I may come across as lazy. In my previous posts, I mentioned that I would be starting a business. Then life happened and I moved to another city to commence legal articles. I turned down a few projects and it looked like I was a failure. Truth is, I prioritized law and learning above the CSR business. I am glad I did. My legal journey in 2016 has been successful. I set goals but life happened and the goal post had changed, so I adapted and studied further while working my ass off, I worked hard and I focused on me as opposed to what others may think of me. Needless to say, I smashed those goals.
I love goals. What better way to get amped for the year ahead, than by setting goals to accomplish? And if something gets in your way (maybe your university also tells you that they’ve changed your course requirements and you can’t graduate until you’ve completed 9 more subjects) – you adapt, and you get on with it. Sulk, throw a tantrum and then focus. Struggles and hardships are character building.
So… my 2017 resolutions are as follows;
1. Smile more (in photos) – I look like a dork so I avoid smiling for photos
2. Pass my board exams – 3 more to go!
3. Drink 1-2L of water a day
4. Start mountain biking regularly – fun way to get fit and explore
5. Go to gym 3-4 times a week, before work if possible.
6. Come home (to Durban) as often as I can
7. Make time to connect with friends and family.
Once established, I then break them up into monthly goals which makes it easier to track my progress.
See smiles below, goal 1 – progress ✅