Make 2012 the Best Year Ever

The year 2011 has come and gone. Here comes 2012 and it’s time to hit the ground running. Celebrations! Parties! New Year Resolutions! What a great way to mark the beginning of the New Year! The question is: What does the New Year have in store for us? But this year, let’s ask ourselves, what do ‘we’ have in store for the New Year?

Looking back at how we began the previous years, most of us will agree that New Year resolutions taken up by most of the people have only been partially fulfilled or not even recognized. Does this mean that one should quit the idea of making New Year resolutions? The answer is- No.

This time let’s think about making 2012 the best year yet. How we can do things differently. Let’s think about why we could not accomplish last years’ resolutions. Let’s think in the right direction and really get motivated for 2012.

The answer to the above questions is the key to establish achievable goals. Before that, lets first look at the two main issues as to why people are not able to keep up to their resolutions.

1] Unrealistic Resolutions:
A resolution is a promise to oneself that we have full intention of keeping. The problem that we face is that we make these unrealistic resolutions over and over again and they never come to fruition. Making resolutions, in which you can create a plan around, SMART goals, would help you reach a greater success rate than taking on bigger steps. If there is a habit that you want to part with, then doing it in stages would be of greater help rather than doing it all at once. Achieving small targets is always easier; it boosts self-confidence and helps as a motivation in the longer run.

2] Lack of motivation:
If the motivation to complete a resolution is lacking, the resolution would never be completed. A lot of people make resolutions on the fly. For many it is a style statement in front of their friends to declare what they have resolved, although achieving them would be a different story altogether.

— Remember that if we will not be truthful to ourselves, no one else will do that either. A change is always good. Do well for yourself. Think about what you really want to achieve. Listen to your heart and do what is right for you. Again, it is important to begin by taking small steps. 

A resolution does not have to be to about you. Year 2011, has been a year ‘of the people’. People around the world have been raising their voices and have fought for their rights. Let the year 2012 be the best year ever. Let the motivations for the New Year 2012, come from your heart. Contribute to society. Do something good for others in need. Help the elderly or the poor, share love and hope, but most importantly, take time for YOU.  Every small effort that you put in makes a difference.

The mantra for making 2012 the best year yet is to believe in yourself and to believe in what you do. Everything else will just follow. Have a great year ahead.

Nicole Gruendl
Author, Speaker and Life Coach


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