My first post in 2011.
Learning my last year lesson, I had made my resolutions now. I found my last year resolution note and I feel that I think I should be SMART-er when it comes to make my this year resolution.
Here are some tips to make your resolutions easier:
1. Mind Map
I’m sure you have heard about mind mapping. I draw my priorities on a mind map tree, and I use different colors for different aspects in my life. For example I use blue for my relationship, that includes families, friends, etc. From the family branch, I start to add smaller branch, like family. And from that branch, I draw my resolution.
The reason this memory tree makes it easier to make our resolution is we are doing it portion by portion instead of having big general idea about what we want to do for the whole year.
2. Set a SMART goal.
After drawing those details on our resolution tree, let’s spend some time on how are we going to achieve it. The lesson I learned, to make my resolution measurable and instead of spanning throughout the whole year, I should set a limit for it, different stage of the year will have different goal.
In this way, we will have milestones and without we realize it, it will make our journey easier.
3. Evaluate and Revise
We do make mistakes, right? If one is not working, then do we abandon the whole journey? No! We will find other way to get there. Thus, milestone is important, we will evaluate our plan, whether it brings us closer to the destination. If it’s not, maybe we should consider to “tweak” it.
To conclude, by dividing our goal, it helps us to get into the details, and having SMART goal will enable us to keep in the track to our goal.
Have you made your resolutions? Please share your tips on how you do your resolutions.. 🙂