Introspection: The key step in making new year’s resolution

New Year is the time for making resolutions. Before we make our new year’s resolution, we need to introspect what we have been doing the previous year. Introspection is examining our self and analyzing how our thinking and actions affect us and others.

I would like to share with you the Wheel of Life below.


This Wheel of Life is from my favorite book “Be. Do. Live.” by Rajeev Dewan. I purchased this book in year 2009.

In our adult years, we are busy juggling multiple areas of our life such as career, family, finances, relationships, health and many others. As we introspect, we will discover that there are areas in our life that are doing great and there are other areas that are not doing well. If we want all areas of our life to do well and live a balanced life, then we need to make a course of action:

  1. Assess. The Wheel of Life above will help us. We have to determine the areas of our life that matters to us and write down what we have been doing on those areas. Identify which area in our life needs more attention. Is it Finances? Is it Relationship? Is it Career?
  2. Plan. Set a goal. Make sure the goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. List down the actions that will be taken towards the achievement of your goals.
  3. Act. Make your plan happen. Take action. Then from time to time, refer again to the Wheel of Life to find out whether you are moving towards the achievement of your goal.

Happy New Year!



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