INSTEAD OF A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

Many people get into a new year like this and they begin to make new year resolution. I never made any new year resolution because I have made some over and over again. Maybe like me you have also made some new year resolution over and over again and you are beginning to think about the way forward.
There is more to a new year than trying to say that you will stop this or that. There is more to a new year than saying you will no longer visit a place or will start going to a place. I think the first and the most important thing you should do is to decide what you want at the end of the year 2008.
I want to be a better person and one of my plans to become a better person involves reading some biographies and taking some professional exams. There are some people who never get things done until they have given themselves a reason to do it. Sometimes giving yourself a reason to do what you intend to do spurs you to get it done.
One other important thing you should think about instead of making the new year resolution that you will never follow is to think more about how you want to add to the society. What are you planning to contribute to the development of your community this year? What are your plans to improve the situation of things in your school this year? What are your plans to make things work in your office this year?
Don’t just say you hate to see things the way they are and do nothing about them. Each time you say that you hate something and you are doing nothing about it, you are indirectly saying that you are powerless. Actions they say speak louder than words. Be careful about what you say and do.
In order to plan better about what you will contribute to your school, community or office, you need to categorize your plans. In Public Relations there is what we call PEST. PEST is the acronym for Political, Economic, Social and Technological.  Take a plain sheet of paper and divide the page into four using a cross sign. Put these letters in each column that you now have. Then begin to write what you intend to contribute politically or what you want to add to yourself politically. Go over to the column for Economic and write how you intend to boost your finance this year. This may be through an investment or savings plan. Do the same in the columns for Social and Technological. You should have plans for some technological materials you intend to get provided they can boost your learning and ability or enhance your skill.
This planning is only beautiful if followed but you would have been a better person at the end of 2008 when the paper is not just for decoration.
Fola Daniel Adelesi


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