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New year resolutions are useless: If you want a different outcome for 2022, set SMART Goals

New year resolutions are useless: If you want a different outcome for 2022, set SMART Goals

When I was a child, I made new year resolutions, and they worked for a few days and at most one month. I will say things like :

I will pray more this year
I will exercise more this year
I will read more books this year
I will be good this year
I will eat less this year
I will be less angry this year
I will read my bible more this year

The list can go on and on.

There is nothing wrong with wishing and desiring any of the things listed above. The problem is with the inability to quantify what is meant by more or less. In other words, you don’t have a fixed amount that can be measured.

If it cannot be measured, it cannot be improved. And you will never know if you archived it or not. It is like deciding to drive to a city. However, you don’t know the city's name or where it is located. You just wish to go to that city and buy something you need badly. You are getting into the car and driving will not solve your problem. Just because you are going does not guarantee that you will get to your destination.

To get to a specific destination, you must start with the end. You must be as clear as possible. Without clarity, you will never get there. How do you expect to arrive in the city if it is located in the north and you are driving to the south?

The example is absurd because most of what we do does not make sense. No wonder many people buy gym membership in January, and by February, they stop going to the gym.

Why do people spend their hard-earned money and don’t make use of it?

To get to your final detonation, in other words, achieve what you want or desire. You must be as specific as possible and have a strong why.

Why do you want what you want?

Why do you want to earn more money?

Why do you want to read more books

Why do you want to be healthier?

Why do you want a better marriage?

Why do you want a job promotion?

Your why will make or break you. Before you desire anything, you must tire it to an extremely strong why.

Let me ask you a few questions before we continue.

Do you want to continue in poor health in 2022?

Do you want to remain poor and broke?

Do you want to improve your leadership skills?

Do you want to be more productive?

You can add your own questions in there. I hope you get the point.

When it comes to doing well, there are about five major areas of our lives that we need to work on daily.

  • Your spiritual life

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your personal growth and development

  • Your relationships