Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!
One of the best things I like about living in Singapore is that I can celebrate Chinese New Year just weeks after the Calendar New Year.
Chinese New Year typically comes in about 8 weeks post the new year, where many start out with their New Year Resolutions. If you started your new year with new resolutions, you’re probably feeling one of two things
1. Happy – that you’re on track with your goals and milestones. You know you’re keeping up with the promise you made to yourself.
2. Guilty and Disappointed – you’ve not really made much progress with the goals you set for yourself. You’ve been procrastinating, haven’t you?
I particularly love this period of time because I know I’m on track with the goals I’ve set for myself, and I’m sharing my journey on Facebook and Instagram.
And it’s super exciting to see what lies ahead.
What I love about being in Singapore and Chinese New Year is that it’s almost like a strong reminder about your personal goals and resolutions. Inevitably, during this festive period, many of us visit our friends and relatives and share merry times together.
What also happens at these gatherings, are updates about how you are doing in life.
If you’re a student, how’re studies coming along?
If you’re out of Poly/ITE/Uni, how’s job search coming along?
If you’re either an entrepreneur or employed, when’s your marriage?
If you’re employed and married, when are you going to have kids?
If you’re employed, married and with kids, how’s your health coming along?
If you’ve completed all of the above milestones…congrats! It’s your turn to ask those questions and hand out the Ang Pows 😉
No matter the question, the sentiments around these questions are the same if you aren’t on track. You just wish you can avoid them. Hearing the same question from different people doesn’t help you answer it any better, does it?
The best way to tackle all those questions that come your way is to really take charge of your life. Be it your health, career, or relationship, you need to focus on it and nurture it for you to see it bear fruits.
And like any other plant, you need to water your goals and milestones regularly. It cannot be a one-and-done formula. You need to get into the habits of doing the right things regularly.
Consistency is key, and it requires you to be systematic. This is great in theory – I doubt anybody would disagree with the concept.
But why do so few people do it in practice?
And I have to admit, a few years ago, I was far from the most systematic person by nature. So this has always been a struggle for me. I was always tempted to move on to new, shinier goals when the current one loses its’ allure.
But the truth is developing habits can be hard if you’re not organized. And it’s work doesn’t pay off immediately. It’s a bit of a grind that can get monotonous.
When we don’t see results, we lose momentum. When we lose momentum, we lose morale. And everything we worked for in the beginning comes to a slow stop. You find yourself back in your comfort zone.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. What if you knew how to organize your life in such a way that it helps you get results?
What if there’s a better way to organize your life so that you can get more work done, more results to produce and 10X your productivity?
I’ve come up with my own report last year, to give you a quick insight on areas to organize in your life so that you can 10X your productivity.
This report will help you gain clarity, form regular routines and stay accountable to yourself so that you can achieve those goals and milestones.
If you want this report, PM me or comment below. I’ll send it over.
There are 2 types of people in this world that we will meet on a consistent basis.
People who will constantly set new goals and milestones because they believe in themselves. They believe that they can aim for the stars and reach them. They’re the ones who showcase regular progress, small wins and quantum leaps in their lives.
And the second type of person you will meet in your life is someone who has given up on New Year Resolutions. They’ve tried it every year, and every year they’ve failed to make their resolutions stick. They’ve kinda lost belief in these things like resolutions, and somehow, making new resolutions and ‘failing’ again hurts more. They’ve just stopped trying, and it is limiting them from realizing their potential.
Today’s the first day of Chinese New Year.
What type of person will you choose to be?