While I wish you a wonderful 2015, I know "wishes" do not make something come true. Effort needs to go into making changes. So, instead of wishing you this or that, I want to share some tools to help you to achieve success and joy in 2015. This will be more constructive for you.
Every year-end I review my goals, assess what has been achieved and set new goals. I guess a lot of people do the same. Are you wondering whether or not I managed to reach my goals? No, not all of them! The ones I did not realise become my priority for the new year or are reviewed because they might not have been realistic or relevant any longer.
Before setting goals, we need to do an exercise which enables us to understand better who we are and who we want to be. It’s easier said than done, but very necessary.
If you don't know who you are - your values, your likes and dislikes, your priorities and failures, the chances are that you will set unrealistic goals that will not be achieved.
It is very difficult to establish who you want to be if you don't first know where you stand.
So, who are you?
· Make a list of what you like in terms of your appearance and what you don't;
· Have a clear idea of how you see yourself as a daughter, a mother, a sister, a wife, a friend;
· Highlight areas of your life which you are not happy with - marriage, profession, friendship;
· Consider how you addressed problems and challenges in the past year and be honest with yourself in assessing whether or not your way of doing things achieved good results
· Do you tend to imitate people?
· Do you tend to follow your friends or family decisions for you?
· Do you worry too much about other people's opinion of you?
· How do you see God in your life?
· How do you believe God sees you?
Those are a few questions to assist you in drawing up your own profile. While you are doing it, I am sure you found a few extra points that required urgent change. This is all part of "who you want to be”.
To be continued....