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Eating The Elephant

Here we are, again, it's the starting of the year, and it's time to write down our resolution for 2020. Yes, I am talking about the new year resolution. 

Every year, most of us set ambitious goals for ourselves. The 'GOALS' are theoretically said to be for one to become a better version of who they were the year before. However, new year resolutions fail even before the first week of the year ends. 

The dilemma we face between completing our new year resolution is the mindset. We are immuned to be living in the 21st century, the age of convenience and fast service, because of which we often forget that to achieve the goals we need to put in the time and effort. Remember, neither Bill Gates nor Steve Jobs became billionaires at the drop of a hat. On the flip side of the coin, they had to invest a lot of time and had to burn the midnight candle to accomplish their goals. 

Furthermore, another problem we face while trying to achieve our new year resolution is that we try to eat the elephant in one go. In simpler terms, we often set our goals as monumental as an elephant and expect ourselves to achieve it ASAP. Even if we attempt to follow that method and try to succeed the resolution by hook or crook, we will end up finding ourselves at the end of the rope. Hence, we need to understand the fact that to become a better version of ourselves we need to put in the time, hard work and determination. 

Here are some tips that you can use to make your new year resolution efficient this year. 

1. Break down your goals.

Avoid making your resolution generic. For instance, if you wish to grow in 2020, specify in which field and how will you yield your desired result. Be it growth in professional life or growth in personal life, specify your goals. 

2.Set TimeLine!

Again, give yourself time to achieve your goals. However, this doesn't mean that you will take an eternity to achieve your goal. Set an accurate timeline, give yourself time, not too less nor too more.

 For example, if one of your resolutions is to lose weight. Do not expect yourself to eat healthy for one day and lose 30 pounds the next day. It will take you a minimum of 3 months to lose that kind of weight with a diet prescribed by a nutritionist. So, give yourself time. 

3. Small Choices Leads To Greatest Result

Attaining your goal is possible only when you start making correct small choices. To illustrate, let's suppose, your goal this year is to learn something new every month, you cannot just expect yourself retaining new stuff while procrastinating over Netflix. Small choices such as preferring podcast over music while driving over to school/office or a book over Netflix might seem to create a small impact at that time but trust me, in the long run, you are going to see exponential growth in yourself.

So what are you waiting for? 

My motto for 2020 is to ACE the Immpossible.  Let's ACE the Impossible!
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