Vital Tips to Achieving your Goals in 2018

Happy New Year People!!! I know it’s the 9th of January but that’s gonna be a litany for the next few weeks. Hope your new year has been going great. How are you feeling about 2018? Optimistic? Excited? Expectant? Do you have new year resolutions or have you outgrown them like I have? If not, what resolutions have you made? Do share.

I either made new resolutions every year or carried over some from the previous year until recently (if 3years ago can be classified as recently *lol*). I’m no longer a fan of new year resolutions simply because I don’t think one should wait for a “new year” before making resolutions which I expressed in this post. So if I’m not a New Year Resolutions person (Yes o, it’s a thing now *lol*), what do I do as a transition between years? I usually take an inventory of how the previous year went and re-strategize for the new year, in my head (he he). This year, I’m trying something different. I’m writing out my goals for the year and making a budget for the year as well (of course with allowance for miscellaneous). The power of the pen, no more doing things in my head alone. The disadvantage of the method I’ve been accustomed to is that sometimes at the end of the year, certain things I’ve achieved, I forget were actually listed (in my head of course) as a goal at the beginning of the year. This made it easy for me to get discouraged or edge towards not giving myself enough credit. It has also prevented me from acknowledging when I overachieve. Thus the need for change (the real one *he he* If you know, you know).

I’m looking forward to the end of the year (Yes, already?) with so much optimism and in anticipation that I would have ticked most/all of my highlighted goals and followed my budget closely. Nevertheless, I intend to enjoy every bit of this year with so much gratitude for 2017. For me, last year was a stepping stone to a lot of things, and this year I’m looking forward to building on the foundation that was laid last year. I’ll also be going for my NYSC this year, which is a thought that once got me worried but I’ve decided to leave it all to God and trust in HIS best for me because worrying don’t epp nobody.

Are there things that get you worried once they cross your mind? What are they? What do you do when this happens? Do share. For me, I pray as soon as I realize I’m starting to get worried or anxious and it works like magic.

What goals do you plan to achieve this year? Have you strategized on the best way to achieve them? Because it just doesn’t end at listing out your goals, you should also have a plan on how to go about ticking them off your list. In the last year, I had to balance a lot of things at once which made it pretty hard to keep up sometimes. So, I had to devise a means to ensure I ticked off everything I had planned for each day as well as avoid leaving anything out; I searched for and downloaded a “Personal Assistant” app towards the end of last year (it’s like an upgraded version of a To-Do List). It has helped me stay organized and I intend to stick with the app. I’d also like to have a To-Do List Book as well (because there’s something about writing things down and seeing them), though I haven’t gotten around to buying one yet.

The little things we accomplish everyday shouldn’t be overlooked as they take us closer to our set goals.

-Jasmine

What are the things you’ve have put in place or are putting in place to help you achieve your set goals? Have you made plans on the steps to take towards reaching your goals? If you haven’t, start making plans today. Do whatever it takes to make SMART plans and execute them. Make those enquires. Register for those courses. Pay for your gym subscription. Ask for help in that project. Attend those conferences. Learn that sport. Start writing that book.

I wish you a fulfilling 2018. I pray and declare that great things are coming your way this year and always by God Almighty’s grace.

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I appreciate you for your love and support in the last year and I’m looking forward to having you on board this year as well as I have a lot of interesting things coming up.

*Hugs and Kisses*

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Clean Slates and What Not

That was pretty quick, I’d say… Of course I’m referring to how fast 2016 went by.

Hi Guys!!! *grinning* I’m not trying to drop a previously used line or anything, but It’s been a while. He He.

I really am just here to do some productive rambling If you must know, and I believe it’ll be worth your time. As always. *winks*

Anyone did a 2016-evaluation? Well, not that I really allotted some time for it either but subconsciously, over the last few days, I have been doing some annual review in preparation for drawing up my 2017 schedule. So what was the outcome of yours? Great year? Or not? Just one of those years? Or was it some limbo phase for you?

Let’s see *scratches scalp*… Honestly, 2016 was one of the most stressful years I’ve had, in every form; psychologically, physically, mentally, emotionally and shii. Yet, it was also a great and exciting year for me mahn, which ended with me submitting my dissertation. Whoop! Whoop!! *tap dancing*. In spite of all the downs, the losses, the terrible mistakes I made and the turn which certain events took, I choose to be thankful for both the good and bad, for without the bad, we wouldn’t really value the good, or would we now?

Darling, however the previous year might have played out for you (mostly awesome, good or just there), I’m not here to give you some speech on how you’ll get a “brand new refresh button” just because it is the start of a new year because to be honest, that doesn’t guarantee an automatic reset or a clean slate. But what it does provide is the platform to appreciate the past year, re-assess all the choices and mistakes you’ve made, re-evaluate events, friendships, relationships, business decisions and learn from whatever bad calls you might have made in the last 12months. If possible, strategize on how to make up for your mistakes. So gather some momentum, fill up your nitro tank and re-energize as you forge ahead into the year. Tell yourself “It’s gonna be a great year for me” and mean it. Be optimistic no matter what. Believe in yourself and trust that you have been equipped with whatever you need to achieve the goals you have set. Cut loose anything that brings you more pain than happiness. “Live, Love, Laugh !!!”

Rambling’s over. *lol* Oh! Before I get outta your face, I’d be publishing articles from some amazing writers this year, in addition to devoting more time to bombarding you with my very dry jokes *he he* which you’ve all grown to love *blows kisses* or hate *still blows kisses*. Did you notice how I tried extra hard not to drop any of them jokes and almost choked on a couple? That’s my gift to you; I’m sparing you this one time.

Wish y’all a wonderful year. Ok! Ok!! Bye… See you soon Guys.

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