Soon, the holiday feel will wear off…the decorations would be put aside, bills must have stacked up (that’s if you have been ignoring them as they have been coming in fast ), work routine will earnestly kick in and your world may seem chaotic again.
And before you know it, half the year may have gone by. But lets not be carried away and come back to the present.
Its the start of a new year and a time to reflect, plan and DO.
I’m not particular about new year resolutions (its fine if that works for you). I’m more concerned with the psychology of a new beginning, an unknown future….a fresh start.
Here are a few tips to consider as we go into this exciting new year:
- Let go of the past: Move on from past failures and mistakes. Trust me, even the best of us make them.
- Learn from the Past: Yes, move on from past failures but be sure to learn from them.
Like Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
- Have a plan….a SMART plan BUT BE READY TO FAIL (even if its for a few times). Do ensure that your plan is achievable even in small milestones and also be sure to anticipate problems and work around them.
- ACT: Do not just spend time planning, DO something about it.
- Be flexible with your plans: One of our greatest skill as humans is the ability to adapt to challenges and our environment. Remember, its a new year, unforeseen and can not be precisely predicted. This means that even your best plans should anticipate the unknown and flexible enough to adapt to situations.
- Timing is everything: When is the best time to start doing the work?…NOW. There is never a better time to do the work than the present.