Every year we go through the same routine of making New Year's resolutions. It's practically the only time of the year that most of us set short term goals, which are great for giving us incentives and motivation to reach our long term goals. However, when your New Year's resolutions are too drastic, you might end up keeping them for only a few months or, even worse, a few weeks. The best way to accomplish your goals this year is to make subtle changes and to begin with small attainable steps that will help you reach your ultimate goal. Remember to stay positive about your progress and reward yourself for small victories!
Some of the most popular New Year's resolutions deal with finances and weight loss. Other popular resolutions deal with finding a better career, getting an education, or helping the environment. Admittedly, I came up with my New Year's Resolutions at the last minute (when I began typing this post) and they include: (ironically) no procrastinating, saving money for my "Move Back to NYC" fund, and finding a career. The first two goals won't be too difficult to attain--if I can just remember to stop spending money on clothes! However, I realize that for the last goal, it could take me years to achieve the level of success that I hope to attain. So I'm beginning with a small step: to find a career that will be a stepping stone to my dream job.
What are your New Year's Resolutions?