New Year Goals
Friday, December 24, 2021

It’s that time of the year! Most students see it as an end-of-year holiday. But very few are thinking about making goals for the next year. As we grow older, we learn that one year actually passes very quickly. College is the perfect time to start learning how to document each year. Journals, vision boards and Darumas are the first steps to making goals and tracking them throughout the year.

A Daruma is a Japanese traditional doll which is symbolic of achieving your goals. The doll does not have eyes, so you need to make one eye with a marker when you write your yearly goals behind the doll and the second eye at the end of the year when you have achieved the goals. You can collect these dolls for each year going forward.

A person always underestimates what he can achieve in 10 years, and overestimates how much he can achieve in one year.Start by having a rough idea of where you want to be in 10 years. But, keep a very clear goal of where you want to be in one year. Starting in January, your goals should be the only thing you think about over the next 12 months. If you finish all the goals in 10 months, then you can chill for the last two months of the year.

Start by making a vision board where you divide the board into five sections:

  1. Educational goals
  2. Career goals
  3. Financial goals
  4. Health and fitness goals
  5. Personal development goals

Make at least three to five goals for each category. All goals should be very specific, and easy to understand. They should be measurable and relevant to the long-term goals of your life. It takes time, but this way you will be able to understand how you spend each year of your life and look back at what you have achieved.

Guest author: Nand Javia

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