New Month. New Year. New Promises We Probably Won’t (But Should) Keep

New_day_imageBy Sara Seng, chapter member


If you’re reading this, congratulations! You’ve survived the first few weeks of the spring semester!

I don’t know about you, but as we enter into February, to me a new month means another fresh start to ensuring the “awesomeness” that the year 2013 should be.

Remember those resolutions you set up for yourself as you counted down to the New Year? You know those goals that you won’t skip any lectures this semester or you’ll try to lose weight? Yeah. I haven’t stuck by them either.

However, all hope is not lost! Where there’s a will, there is most certainly a way.

Here are a few helpful tips you should consider when trying to accomplish almost all of what was on your New Year’s resolution list:

  • Make sure your goals are realistic and attainable.

I highly doubt “become a famous millionaire” is going to happen for you any time soon. And if it does, well, remember me fondly.

  • Never set yourself up for failure. Separate a huge goal into smaller ones.

For example, if you want to get straight A’s this year then make goals to participate in tutoring sessions and get in the habit of not doing your homework an hour before class. A little can go a long way.

  • Above all, make sure your list of things are still important to you and only you.

In order to succeed in anything, you have to have the drive and motivation to do it. If something isn’t that important to you, odds are you’re not going to accomplish much.

So as we enter into the new month of February filled with new adventures and memories, I wish you all the best of luck in continuing to achieve your goals. And if you catch yourself contemplating this semester whether or not to sleep in during that lecture period or have that extra slice of pizza, always remember: it’s not nice to make promises you can’t keep.


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