We’ve reached the final month of the year once again. With it comes the holidays along with the last day of 2013. December will come and go, and a new year will begin. This month is the perfect time to look back on the year and reflect on what went right as well as what went wrong. It’s also the time for us to resolve to better ourselves in some way in the coming year.
What makes a good New Year’s resolution? First, consider something that you are doing now that you’d like to stop or something you’d like to start doing. It can be something small, like running once a week, or something big, like running every morning. Resolve to do something that will have a positive impact on your life, even though it may sound difficult.
Whatever your resolution may be, it should be something concrete. Vague resolutions like working out more or eating healthier are easier to break, as you’re not really keeping track of anything. If you make your resolution more specific you can hold yourself accountable and set a firm goal for yourself. That way, it will be easier to stick with it throughout the year.
Resolution can be a lot like career goals. You can plan on working in a certain field of law, but if you have a more specific idea of where you want to work and what you want to do, you can begin building your credentials to be as qualified as possible for the position. Be clear and committed, and resolve to do what it takes to continue improving. Keep your resolutions, and you will have a very happy New Year.