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New Year Resolution 2020

This is still January. Let me write about new year resolution. I hope it is not too late. Do you have a new year resolution? Do you write it down? Do you revisit your resolution? A resolution is basically a goal to achieve, a target. It is ussually a personal one. How much did you achieve your last year resolution? Did you evaluate as the year ended? Or did you forget your resolution as months were passing by.

I made a review on my last year resolution. I was fortunate that I wrote them in a quite detailed way, so it was doable enough, though I was too optimistic for some resolutions. I put them into several categories – career, health, finance, spirituality. I broke down each category into a list of smaller goals and what I wanted to do to achieve. Last year, I got myself introduced to the idea of living as a minimalist. And I set myself for less spending as my goal, for this I set a maximum shopping for clothes into 5 pieces only. Later I thought that it was too optimistic. I didn’t have to wait till mid year, that I had missed my target. When I shared that I had failed for this one resolution to a friend, she laughed at me and I became a little bit discouraged. Did I give up and drop my resolution? No. I knew that I had failed (gloriously), but I still kept on with the resolution, 5 new clothes only! Every time I bought a new cloth, I noted down and put it on a list with the price I paid for and also the date of the purchase. I kept that list. And I wanted to know how much I would have failed. And at the end of December 2019, do you know how many new clothes I bought in 2019? 16. A lot more than the target.

So this year I made the same categories. I learnt from last year. Now I feel I know myself better, I have a sense on how much I can keep on with my resolution of 2020. How about you?

4 thoughts on “New Year Resolution 2020

  1. Good for you listing and categorizing your goals for the New Year. Personally, I don’t make New Year Resolutions anymore, because it sets me up for failure after a few weeks. I rather set daily, weekly or monthly goals to achieve and that works much better for me, the main one is my daily spiritual practice. Have a great New Year and just buy the cloths that will please you the most, just adding a bit of humor.

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  2. We are all in a collective journey to realize better aspects of ourself. Resolutions are what we resolve the Soul to undertake to realize its potential growth. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.!

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  3. Yes knowing myself as I set goals is so important to achieving them. What’s the point setting goals way above my ability. I know the sky is the limit but well ….
    Thanks for sharing

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