Starting The Year Right

As we wake up for work (or classes) today on the third day of the New Year, most of you are probably already contemplating breaking that good streak of going to the gym every morning. New year’s is a magical thing, it gives many people –especially people who’ve always been putting off doing important things, the sudden rush of motivation to want to do/be better and conquer the mountains in their life, however this rush of motivation can only last for so long and when this motivation eventually fades off, we go back to doing things we’ve always been doing.

This 2017 let's start the year right, here are a few things you can do to sustain that motivation to make this year your best year yet. 


Some people may suggest that to achieve your goal you would need to have a big vision board and have it constantly in your face for you to sustain your drive to want to succeed but sadly motivation can only get you so far, what really makes difference is your active choice to want to do something about achieving your goals.

What you can start doing is to break down what are the different components of your resolution and set up weekly or monthly milestones that you need to unlock.​


The easiest way to do this is to break down what are the different components of your resolution and set up weekly or monthly milestones that you need to unlock. This way instead of chasing something huge you are just tackling one challenge at a time.


You are far more likely to complete something you actually enjoy than to complete something in which you have to drag yourself to. Similar to doing things that you don’t like you are far more likely to do it if you find more creative ways to make it more fun. Distract yourself from the things you don’t want to do with something else more appealing.


Everyone is bound to derail from their original plan, all you have to do is just keep going and in the end you missing a beat once or twice isn't that big of a deal.

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Elisha Yeo is a part of the Thriving Talents team and leads content creation. She hopes to inspire the world through thoughtful insights, a sarcastic wit and a heart of tainted gold. If you find her articles interesting or would like to help her become a better thought initiator, don't be shy and say hi at

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