Hello and Happy New Year!

Please tell me you are not tired of hearing that phrase yet, I mean it’s only the 4th of January …so hold your horses as “Happy New Year” is something you will be hearing for a while!

Well, on Social media the phrase expires next week, however in real life? ” Happy New Year” is something you will keep hearing every time you bump into someone you haven’t seen since… well last year. From Siblings to cousins to friends, to colleagues at the office, whether you open the 8th or the 18th or the 28th (If you open the 28th, lucky you).

Overall ” Happy New Year” is something you’ll hear, whether said to you directly or words you hear uttered by others in conversation or in passing… UNTIL about the 1st of February when the universe starts thinking about Valentine’s day right?

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LESEDI DAWN

Enough with the small talk… let’s get into why we are here. Not the ” WHY WE ARE HERE” big question (oh no I don’t have ALL the answers only your Creator can answer that). But then why we are here relating to the title: Setting Goals for 2018.

Honestly, I have never been one for ” New Year’s Resolutions” it always sounded so complicated as if you must attempt to be someone completely different but with a hint of a ” wish list” feel… so indeed my first attempt at setting resolutions was an epic fail.

But Setting Goals? oh, Game on! THAT I love… Setting goals beginning of a NEW YEAR allows you to reflect on the year that has past, your performance, reaction, and overall decisions.

Setting goals is an activity that will force you to DEAL with where you are, and instantly you are humbled by how far you still have to go (which is good because this little exercise makes you realize how much work you need to put in to achieve your goals).

SET + REACH GOALS 2018

Now, this is how you should set SMART goals you want to achieve: 

To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
  • Time-bound (time-based, time-limited, time/cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).

As I finish off Setting my Goals for 2018 ( i am no. 12 … the list is long  I know) I hope you too put in the time to think about what you would like to see yourself achieve in this year.

The World is yours, dream a little bigger darling!

Happy New Year!

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