5 Practical Tips for Committing to Your 2017 Goals – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


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Again, it’s that time of year when everyone’s a new person, every relationship is going to take a new road to happiness, and there are new goals and dreams everywhere. But how many of them do actually happen? I’m sure all of us agree that only a few of the goals are actually met. So, here are some tips to get the most out of your new year’s resolution.

1- Write them down. Sometimes it isn’t enough to wish for something to happen, or even work for it for a few days, you will probably end up forgetting your goal by the end of January (if not before!). Writing them down somewhere where you’ll most probably have a look at throughout your day might be a good idea; your smart phone wall paper for example.

2- Talk about your goals to someone who would appreciate them and motivate you. It might strengthen the probability of you working harder to reach your goal, since it’s not only your willpower now, but it’s more of a commitment.
3- Set priorities. Setting priorities is one of the most effective techniques to work systematically and be more organized. It definitely helps you manage your time, and is more rewarding since you feel awesome after you’ve finished something you really wanted.
4- Don’t over-expect. Raising the ceiling of your expectations is probably a bad idea. Most of the time, you would end up doing nothing at all! So, choose goals that are achievable and consider what you have in hand. Remember, the ultimate goal here is to be a better person than you are one year from now.
5- Don’t be afraid of change. Change is a natural process in anything that exists, so don’t be afraid to make changes. Keep in mind that we live in a fast-growing world, if you don’t change, you’re not really standing in your position but actually going backwards. Change starts with a decision, and now is a great time!
Have a great year! 
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