Most of us have already planned for 2013 while others are still in the process. I have heard a number of people especially preachers saying that this is a year of success. But it is up to each person to make the prediction right. Albert Sharra gives insight on how members in the family can together set productive resolutions and help in realising them.
Every person dreams of success. However, it is not all of us who succeed by the end of the day. Have we ever asked ourselves why we failed to become successful in certain areas despite setting up good resolutions?
Let us start the New Year with a mind focused on success. What are your resolutions and who is part of them?
Spare this year to work with family members on your resolutions. Here are some of the viable steps from various local sources and kljcoaching.co.uk, to help you succeed on your resolutions.
Discuss at family level
The first step is to discuss issues as a family. The best time is after taking your dinner on a weekend. Make sure everyone is in good mood and there are no any misunderstandings. To ensure active participation and full contribution from each member, brief members of the family a day or two before the meeting.
Look at the spiritual part of it
Before presenting the plans think about each plan and see if they have a spiritual part in them. Describe the 12 months as successful and celebrate with family and neighbours. Everyone should be happy for you and no negative stories should accompany your success.
Look at challenges
Life is full of setbacks and the pretext of achieving goals is to deal with challenges that may hinder success. Look at your capacity as individuals in the family and think about the challenges each of you faces or may face and find a way to go round them.
Modify them as a team
Use all the useful inputs from the family members to modify plans. Make sure you have the capacity to achieve what you want and not just be proud to have successful plans on paper.
Not all resolutions should wait for 12 months to be realised. Some can be achieved in a few months. Put the resolutions in categories or phrases. Give them time limits. For instance if you want to own a house, think of the time frame when you can build a house and make sure it is done by the end of the time frame. However, take stock.