This is coming in a little late, and it’s been a long time since I last wrote, but I thought it would be an apt start to a new year of blogging.
A lot has been said about setting resolutions. Most people are think that there is no point in setting resolutions because most of the time, we break them. Countless articles talk about how setting these resolutions are futile. Well, I think otherwise. Goals are important. Goals help you to think about where you want to go and to see your desired end state. Goals let you know how much you have grown over the year and how much more you need to put in to get to where you want to be. Without them, you would just be adrift, never amounting to anything, never having any focus.
It’s exactly the same idea as having a brand mantra. Setting a brand position is arguably the most important step in building up a brand since it sets the boundaries of what a brand should or should not do. Performance can then be measured against this position.
With that in mind, here are my resolutions for 2013!
- Meet more people, learn more from them and share more with others.
I often find that the best ideas and thoughts are discovered through talking to others. Through conversation, I can get steal a glance behind another’s thought life and find out what drives and moves them and in turn discover more about myself as I mull through their opinions.During my winter holidays, I have had great opportunities to hear people share their lives and their struggles, and I learnt much from them. I want to continue this in 2013. Do share your thoughts with me too!
- Go deeper into my passions. This has been a recurring theme that has spoken to me much of the last semester, and even more so this holidays. I came to realise that I had lapsed into a “maintenance” mode where I was basically just going through the motions and finding little joy in what I was doing. This year, I want to do what I really love, and find out more about myself in the process.
- Find ways to serve others. Throughout my life, I have received much help from others, be it in the form of advice from seniors, a listening ear or otherwise. Now that am already a quarter of a century old, it’s time that I actively and intentionally seek ways that I can help others as others have helped me. This is also part of the reason why I share my thoughts in a blog in the first place. Cooperation is the new black in business after all!
Have you made your resolutions? Even if you don’t believe in them, do set a goal for yourself. It would serve to drive you forward in the year ahead.