Christmas: What does it mean to you!?

| November 15, 2011

Staff writer - Latoya Wakefield

It’s Christmas time again. Don’t you all feel the Christmas cheer? Aren’t you all singing the carols? This morning as I went to work, ZIP 103, a local radio station, filled my ears with cheerful, makes you want to sing along loudly (inna di pl taxi which ram like sardines) carols. I started to belt out and this man gave me a look that said ‘don’t even start as I don’t even have the money to buy the pepper lights yet’. I didn’t want to add to his pain so I stopped and hummed instead.

One of my favourites is ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ and by ‘you’ I don’t mean a guy to be my live blanket for this chilly season. I mean a convertible Black BMW with red seating with top of the class rims and the engine of a sports car. I’m not asking for much, am I?

Now after Christmas is a new year and many of us have New Year’s resolutions. Before we even think about what we’re going to put on that list of what we should accomplish for 2012, let’s talk about old year’s resolutions. How many of them have you accomplished? Any at all? Have you ever accomplished any of them? Do you want to or is it all for fun? The whole purpose of doing New Year’s resolutions is to actually make some new achievements for the upcoming year.

If the resolutions never worked out for you, try a different approach. Do a day by day goal setting or do it by the week. Its 365 days a year, so why not take your time and make each goal into a past action? Don’t rush it with a New Year’s resolution.

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Take your time and work through accomplishing each goal. It’s imperative that you remember some goals will be long term and patience is necessary especially where other parties are involved.

For example: In 2012, you would like to further your education. Firstly, ask yourself these questions. How will you do that? What’s your area of interest? How much will it cost? How will you fund it? When do you want to start? Answer these questions then work your way through researching the schools that offer your course.

If you can not afford it, look for scholarships, loans (with low interest rates); apply for a part time/day/night job all depending on your schedule. Decide which term will be best for you to start. Go ahead and apply for school when application opens (be an early bird)…Look for opportunities and options; don’t focus on the obstacles rather than the solutions.

Whenever you’re setting your goals; bare in mind that they will be obstacles. Set your worse case scenario and how you’ll overcome it. You will not foresee all the obstacles, but at least, you’ll be prepared mentally to deal with it.

Set your New Year resolutions, not just for fun but with realistic goals that in time, you WILL achieve. For this year, set goals that will impact your lifetime positively.

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