Jan 3, 2020

How to make sure your New Year resolution work for you

Has the new year party ended? I'm sure, whether consciously or subconsciously, you have some sort of a new year's resolution. In this post, I'm going to give you some tips on how to make sure you achieve all your

#1 - Manage the expectation

When creating a resolution, it is important to stick to a realistic goal - something that you can achieve. For example, you can’t set a goal to travel to Mars when you’re an artist who has no clue about space exploration. Maybe the technology will enable you to travel for leisure to Mars one day, but you are certainly not able to do that within this year.

#2 - Break your goals into quarterly plans 

We always have a full lists of what we want to do but we’re not sure when we want to do it. At the same time, we’re sure we want to achieve it in this year. That would be confusing. Instead, break down your resolutions that you want to achieve by quarter. For me, in Q1 I want to conduct a private watercolor class (so far I’ve got 2 students enrolled. Yay!). Q2 I will be doing a “Stress Relieve Through Art” workshop. And in Q3, my plan is to conduct a fashion illustration class.

#3 - Building your goals on existing projects/stuff

Instead of creating new goals, ride on the ongoing projects that you have or scale the stuff you are currently doing. For example, one of my resolution this year is to improve my fashion illustration. That’s why I plan to conduct a fashion illustration class. By preparing for the class, I’m able to achieve my resolution to improve my skills.

#4 - Talk about your resolutions

There is no dream big enough for human. That statement is completely true. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed or having to hide your resolution because you fear that it might not happen. Trust me, these tips I’m giving here are surely to make your goals stick. By talking to others about your resolutions, you putting assurance that you WILL be doing it. Also, others might connect you to the more opportunities and more resources to help you achieve that goals.

#5 - Make room for the last quarter

Last but not least, I do not plan for Q4 goal. This is because the last three months are the months that I tie up the loose ends. If there are key results that I’ve not achieved, I’ll make sure to sprint my way to make it happen within that 3 months. If all my goals are achieved, the last 3 months are the ones I deserve as a holiday.

I hope these tips are able to help you in keeping up with your 2020 resolutions. What is your 2020 resolutions? Comment below and maybe I can give you more tips. In the next post, I’ll be talking about how to use your mood board to make your dreams come true. 

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