The new year is here!
Which means it’s time to set brand new goals, plans, and visions.
If you just recently listed down your New Year’s resolutions or Faith Goals, here are some practical tips from Licensed Psychologist and Beyond Small Talk guest Dr. Lilian Ng Gui to help you make doable goals and achieve them:
Tip #1: Be intentional about your goals
Being intentional is about committing to achieve your goals and taking action to get actual results.
“Just like our faith, we have to intentionally believe in something we cannot see because we know we have the faith in us. So, when you do your new year’s resolutions, please be intentional with it and come up with some doable plans,” Dr. Lilian suggests.
Tip #2: Come up with doable plans
Have you set some health and fitness goals this year?
Dr. Lilian suggests that you stick with achievable and practical steps to achieve them. For example, instead of saying “I will exercise regularly” or “I will go to the gym” to lose weight, you can set doable plans like taking the stairs or walking around the house.
She added, “Sometimes we want something that is impossible, of course we can’t achieve that. And what happens when you get bored? Why don’t you start with baby steps?”
Tip #3: Start by taking baby steps
You don’t need to force yourself to go all in at once. Start small. Start with little effort to make changes possible and doable. These small steps toward self-improvement will encourage you to do more. Also, remember to celebrate your daily wins.
And as you commit to your plans, ask God to help you achieve them and for wisdom to help you align them to His will for your life.
“We have to believe in God and in His power, greatness and plans for us. We shouldn’t be afraid to plan, we should plan our lives with God. Pray: ‘God, please be with me as I plan my life. Guide me to the right path and lead me to righteousness,’” Dr. Lilian ended.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)