It's the New Year and I'm relentlessly asked what my resolutions are. The yearly resolutions that are endlessly discussed, asked, and plastered on every print, tv and online. Even my inbox gets inundated by brands suggesting I include buying more of their products as my resolution. Eeks, seriously! Nice try but NO thanks! Shaddup already. Resolution has gotten so "commercialized", it's basically turned into a noisy, non-stop buzz that's almost as worst as having Tennitus which seem to get louder especially at the onset of New year and the whole month of January. What is about a resolution anyway that keep us into creating them yet most often than not, NOT keep them?
Well, first off, I don't need to tell you that we're creature of habits and resolution is as close to a "ritual" tied to the New Year for ages, we're auto-programmed to do it. And no, I'm not opposed to resolutions. I'd rather set goals.
How many times have you set an annual resolution for yourself only to break them each time? Uh-huh.
Isn't it almost annoying when we get into this sort of passionate urge to create a list of resolutions (most often than not, for the sake of creating a resolution for the new year), only to break it as quick as we created them? And then we get frustrated with ourselves. Disappointed even. So what's the point, right?
It's almost like throwing tomatoes at your own self.
Here's why I decided to (yet again) Unresolution myself this year. Which I tell you, works! Instead of a resolution, I set goals in its place. Realistic goals.
The goal to LOSE:
Lose unwanted baggages from the past - Move forward. If the past is holding you back, lose it. Past mistakes should be utilized as a basis to do better in the future, "learn from your mistakes", not to dwell on it to stop you in your tracks towards success.
Lose yourself to the present - New Year. New You. It's a great opportunity to look ahead and recreate yourself for a better YOU! New look. New style. New outlook in life. Possibilities are endless.
Lose your unbelief and start believing - Sometimes all you need to do is BELIEVE. Believe that 2013 is your year and work on it! And accept that you are not perfect. You might stumble along the way but as long as you believe, reaching your goal won't seem that far.
And the Aim to GROW:
Continue growing the family business - Aiming for financial freedom takes a lot of work and teamwork. We're boosting up our act and marketing efforts this year with experiences learnt from last year.
Cultivate the growth of personal development - There's always room to be better. Arming ourselves with tools to enhance our skills and hone our talents to be better business persons this year!
Enhance the growth of personal relationships - Family and SO (significant other) tops our list this year. With all the craziness that went on last year, we are mapping a plan to find more time to bond and spend quality time with each other whenever we can this year. Time to make up for lost chances.
Now take this to heart (whether you believe or not), when you write something down, you're opening it to the Universe. It is an affirmation. Affirming it has a higher possibility of this goal coming to a realization. Just like a business plan, you've mapped your future. Immediate or long-term, that's up to you!
So GO AHEAD. Unresolution yourself!