2018 was a particularly good year for me, considering that I accomplished all three of my goals for the year. From being the person who would get excited about a new start on the New Year and then give up on the resolutions by March, it felt good to commit to my goals and actually getting them done. The more I think about how different my approach to 2018 was, compared to the other years — the more I realise how I’d ignored all the obvious tips.
After a long string of incomplete goals I had accumulated year after year, I wanted to set things right in 2018. In January 2018 I read many articles on productivity and getting work done. Initially, I got annoyed as they all stated the most obvious pointers, but later realised I wasn’t following any of them. Everything looked good on paper. So, I decided to test all those theories because I was desperate to break the jinx. I wrote down everything I’ve been wanting to do and picked three from the list. I tested every theory that was applicable to my goals, found what worked for me and then held on to them for dear life.
Here are a few pointers that helped me with my goals for the year:
- Start slow
- Do it for the long term
- Always, always, always have a plan!
- If you want to be good at something, do it every day.
- Pay attention to details.
- Make changes to your environment
- Be driven by strong intentions, not purely by motivation
You can read my entire piece on The Hindu Thread.
Happy New Year!