2019 was a great and wonderful year with lots of ups and downs, appointments and disappointments, encouragements and discouragements, good and bad friends, profit and loss, bad and good character and many other things.
After spending lots of time pondering about what has gone right or wrong, wondering where the mistakes that marred that contract came from, thinking who has struggled to make the company grow
When we have done a review and evaluation of 2019 resolutions, we checked what we were able to achieve and what we have not been able achieve, we dropped some resolutions that needed to be dropped and rewrite some resolutions that needs to be achieved, after deep thought, it’s another New Year, we come to a resolution.
As 2019 ended and you are able to see the New Year, 2020, you should first appreciate God for all He has done for you, don’t grumble, don’t murmur, don’t weep, it’s a New Year, there are many others who couldn’t make it, Pick up the pieces of what’s left of 2019 and move on in 2020, believing God that it’s a year where God will help you achieve your New year Resolutions.
A lot of people pick pen and paper to write what have been done wrongly within 2019, what has not been achieved, mistakes made, how reckless they have been, a lot of people reminisce on their bad character they had indulged in and strategized on how to change to be good persons in the new year while those that have been good within the year plan on becoming better persons.
Let’s Talk about New Year’s Resolution and see how to make it work for you this year.
Year 2020 is finally here, lots of people decide to make New Year new resolution list, because they believe it is a new year and it is time to make a change.
New Year new resolution is a tradition that is most common among many people. In which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise to improve their life.
Research has it that New Year’s Resolution has religious origin. According to Lennox Dong (2007), Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of a year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.
Julia Jasmine (1998) said the Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.
A lot of people participate in New Year’s resolution, ranging from weight loss, exercise programmes, quitting smoking or drinking, quitting womanizing, leaving a trade while others make a life changing decisions.
Some others decide to form a habit of giving, donating to the poor, spend frugally, enjoy life, improve finances, think positive, laugh more and often, get out of debt, save more, get a better job, make small investments, improve career, establish own business.
Others decide to improve at their career, improve academics with better grades, read more books, become more organized, improve social skills, make new friends, pray more among other things.
Some other New Year new resolutions are: I am in charge this year, so I have to take charge, focusing less on the past and focusing on the future, letting go of what is holding you back and moving on, don’t sacrifice your freedom, don’t compare yourself to others.
According to research, over 70% of New Year’s Resolution fails because they either set unrealistic goals or they don’t keep track of the resolutions while some others even forgot completely that they made New Year Resolutions. They only remember it when another new year is around the corner.
As the New Year drew nearer, a lot of people retrospect and reevaluate their life choices, New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to make the changes they would have made previous weeks and previous months or perhaps in the previous quarter of the year, it is time to think about making change.
How do you make the New Year’s Resolution work as you approach the New Year?
Samuel Blessing in her opinion said so far so good, New Year’s Resolution have been working for her all through.
She said, “It has always worked for me, I have always kept my new year’s resolution on my mind, I have never written it down, I only tell it to God who in turn help me to actualize it and with him, it keeps working for me.”
Remember not to make rigid resolutions that will not make feasible: choose a word of the year, a word that will guide your year.
An abstract word alone will not propel you to your goal, handwork will still need to be done to achieve them, and the word just gives you more flexibility.
For instance, if you want to save more money, your word would be something like wealth or thrifty. If you want to be free from sin, your word would be Godliness or Holiness.
This is the time to pick a word that you will use as a mantra to guide and shape your choices for the next 366 days.
Remember, new habits are hard to form, they are not formed overnight. While you are making all these awesome choices, you will definitely backslide. It happens, you are human, but you have to be patient with yourself and trust God to help you out.
If you are the type that writes New Year’s Resolution, these 5 steps could help see you through your 2020 New Year’s Resolution.
Firstly, make a list of your New Year’s Resolution, double-check it for realism. Secondly, start small by taking one step at a time, don’t rush. Thirdly, set manageable goals. Fourthly, hold yourself accountable and lastly, celebrate your successes.
These will help you go a long way in 2020 and I believe that at the end of this year, you would have achieved all this year’s resolutions