My senior thesis project is my personal reflection of the prompt, “A revolution is a restoration.”
Approximately 80% of New Years resolutions fail by the second week of February. Why? Because most resolutions are hard to “succeed.” Resolutions, and ultimately goals, have a better chance at success if they are specific, measurable, attainable, and relevant to your lifestyle and skill set. The idea that you must wait until the first of the year to work on these goals you have for yourself only keeps you from working towards them now.
This November I set goals for myself. With each of these goals, I was able to focus on a certain task I could do daily to ensure that I am working towards them. I created a tracker and marked what things I was able to do and left blank those that I wasn’t able to.
Through trial and error, I realized some tasks were more important and weighed heavily on how my day went and smaller tasks weighed less on how I felt my day went. I reflected this in the chart by putting most important tasks larger towards the top of my list and others smaller at the bottom, so even if I didn’t get to them, I was able to feel accomplished and positive.
I quickly realized that time is limited, and every day I had to make choices. Some days, things out of my control kept me from doing the basic tasks I had on my chart. Frustrated at first, I recognized working towards goals, and in the end having a more fulfilling life, is about choices.
You choose what you do.
But, when things are chosen for you, you chose how you react.
You always have the next day to start again and you have the progress you’ve made in the past to look back on. It’s okay to have bad days and it doesn’t mean you have failed.
This is my November.