Happy New Year! How has your day been so far? I hope it didn’t begin with a hangover and if it did, I will admit to feeling a bit envious. I realise I’ve contradicted myself there.
Something has been rattling around in my head of late. Something besides my brain, that is. A little thought. As I am prone at this time of year, I like to make plans for the next 12 months. Not big ones. I’m all for a challenge but I also like to win sometimes. New Year’s resolutions are a recipe for disaster and a sure-fire way to fail if you ask me.
But then I reckon it also depends on what you set your mind to and more importantly, the steps you take to making that goal happen.
Last year I decided on two things: one was to train for and complete a 10k. The other was to get published in some shape or form once a month.
I received a medal for being the first lady across the finish line for the 10k race and I can claim to a 70% success rate for the writing part.
As far as I am concerned, those are achievements.
This year I plan to look at something that was successful for me in 2016, examine how I did it and work at doing it again. I also want to take an area that wasn’t so rewarding and improve on it for this year.
It helps that the areas I have mentioned above bring me immense and satisfaction so I don’t foresee many problems for 2017.
I say that now.
But I learned that little steps can earn huge rewards.
And to answer the elephant question. The answer is, one bite at a time.
Happy New Year. I wish you all the best in your dreams and endeavours for 2017.