January is the time that most people talk about setting goals but don’t actually get around to setting the goals. Make sure you don’t just take about setting goals but you get around to putting into writing.
The other sad part is the only writing some might do with their goals is on Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp. You don’t need to tell people that you are setting goals, just set your goals, the accomplishment of your goals would do most of the talking for you if need be.
One thing I have done before that didn’t help was setting vague goals. Don’t just set a goal like I want to make money in 2019. How much money do you want to make and how do you intend to make the money?
The other thing which I have talked about in many of my previous posts is don’t set too many goals. Set a few goals that you narrow and focus your energy on per time. If need be, you can expand your list to include other things but don’t try to accomplish a hundred things at once.
The last part is the most interesting part for me and actually represents a phase that I am currently learning through, this is that there is time to sow and there is a time to reap. This personally means that it’s not necessarily looking out for ‘2019’ as the year that I blow but it might be the year to sow some seeds and get my roots deeply rooted into the soil.
There is too much emphasis in the times that we live in being seen and known, in receiving awards, in massing a large following fan base. I would say don’t do it for the limelight or be overly concerned about being the spotlight.
There was a program that I was really hoping I would get into; I wasn’t able to. I saw someone make a post about getting into the program and I felt sad I wasn’t selected. Here’s what I remembered, don’t compare your preface to another person’s chapter two. I am working in the same industry space but I actually newer to it and I have only spent a few months in the industry while she has worked relentlessly at it for more than three years. At that point, I realized it was way better not to fall into the trap of comparison but also face my work.
Cheers to amazing 2019.