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A New Year is globally recognized as the period which marks the end of the twelve month period wherein individuals reflect and evaluate the success and failures of their identified goals. A New Year encourages most people to measure how they utilized their resources.
The rationale for evaluating personal goals before the New Year
Success and failure are determined by objective evaluation of the quality and quantity of resources acquired and expended over the period of twelve months. The New Year demarcates time and creates an important measuring tool through which one can shut the door and call it past and exit into another phase with hope for improved approach towards identified and desired goals. It also offers a time of refreshing and repositioning which enables individuals to weed out clutters and destructive habits which impact on such goals negatively.
How to evaluate personal goals for the New Year!
Any assignment you engage in requires evaluation to determine the success or failure. Life has four major components which normally drive people’s conscious and unconscious efforts towards meeting needs and wants. The New Year is globally identified as very important from personal and business point of view to determine how individuals impact self first and others in various social institutions and as a member of the wider world as follows:
1. Self as a private entity: Helpful cues in evaluating successes and failures as you exit into the New Year include the following direct open questions:
a) Did I achieve optimal life in relationships? Assessing the level of harmony and intimacy on the scale of 10 from self point of view, noting that change occurs only when you change. Success is determined by your conscious efforts on how you approach others. Do you seek to control or allow others to be as they are?
b) Did I attain financial growth? Assessing the results of your efforts in acquiring money and other valuable assets that build wealth.
c) Did I maintain healthy lifestyle? Did you maintain your current good health goals? Were you diagnosed with new illnesses? Did you improve habits that impacted on your health negatively?
d) Did I empower myself in a particular field of interest? Learning is a need that transcends the grave. As long as you live, it is mandatory to improve on the knowledge and skill necessary to attained desired goals. So, what did you learn last year which will improve your New Year goals this year pertaining to one or all of the above three categories of life?
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2. Self as part of the community and the world at large: Success is most acknowledged and satisfying to self when it impacts others. It can enable you to effectively influence others to emulate and improve on your own experiences of how you attain success directly or indirectly. Ask yourself; Who in the wide world have I shared my knowledge or skill with that brought positive change between last and this New Year? Here we are referring to people you met at class, work, sports, church, community and the world at large. For example, whenever you post an article in your blog, website or social media page, you are surely affecting someone. It is therefore noteworthy to consider how you may share your special gifts with others through writing, music, artifacts and any invention.
The self assessment exercise prior to the New Year denotes serious examination of the results of your life. It is an intentional search for evidence of success and failures in attaining established goals. Psychologically as you age, you also get fulfillment in realizing your fruitfulness in your given social and spiritual gifts. The evaluation enables a person to reflect and reposition self to attain better result within the next twelve months. This exercise could be so revealing that it allows you to be inspired by others successes too. On the other hand, others totally lose hope when they fail to attain their goals. Those who respond to failure positively, see it as a temporary setback requiring review of the strategy, information, special skills or seeking professional help like coaching to ensure that someone is there to cheer all the way in conquering challenging situations towards their identified goals.