1 January 2013

Rwanda: Start the New Year With Realistic Resolutions


YOU probably had resolutions at the beginning of 2012. May be you achieved them, may be you did not. Whatever the out come of your 2012 resolutions, don't enter 2013 without resolutions and a plan on how to achieve them.

Reflect on what could have made it difficult to achieve your goals in 2012. But also bear in mind that to achieve your resolutions, they should be realistic. Don't set goals that cannot be achieved. And this calls for setting realistic New Year's resolutions.

But if you don't have an action plan, your plans may be doomed even before you get started. Unfortunately, the majority of individuals who make New Year's resolutions end up breaking them. By February, nearly half have already failed.

A failure-proof plan may never be possible, but there are steps that can greatly reduce the risks of failing to fulfill your New Year's resolutions. So as an individual set realistic goals and plans for 2013.

When you have a plan for your goal, you have a clear picture of how you are supposed to start and what you are supposed to do to achieve it. It's hard to start doing anything if you only have a vague concept in your head. Make a plan that is easy to implement in 2013. Be more decisive and more organised. Take your journal or a piece of paper, and write down your New Year's resolutions. The fewer the better. Keep your plan clear and easy to start. You will also have to stay motivated throughout the whole endeavor, but having a roadmap to guide you through is essential.

Let 2013 be a year for fulfillment of personal, family and national aspirations. And to achieve all the resolutions you need to work hard. There is no magic bullet to achieving your aspirations in 2013 other than through hard work. Happy New Year.

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