Today is the 12th day of the month. The clock seems to be running down on 2015 already. I bet most of you have set goals, targets or resolutions for the year. How is that working out for you? Are you still on target or are you struggling?
My main 2015 resolution is to build new habits and develop new skills. I aim to be realistic with myself this year. I would normally start the year with many goals, get overwhelmed, fail before the end of January and feel guilty the rest of the year for lacking discipline.
This is the reason I decided to give up ineffective approaches and try something new this year. I have adopted a ‘less is more’ goal setting approach. I realise that I can only handle about three things at a time. The plan is to focus on the first set of three things during the entire month of January. Tackle these things daily and by the end of the month; these three activities should hopefully become three new habits.
This means that I can start three new activities in February because the January activities should be embedded into my daily routine. I should then automatically do these January activities in February without much concentrated effort. This is the power of habits. I reckon that by the end of the year; I should have systemically incorporated a series of positive and productive habits into my lifestyle.
This current goal setting strategy seems to be working so far and I would update you of my progress in future blog posts.