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Setting Goals in 2020

First of all, I’ll like to wish you a happy new year. 

And how did your “Detty December” go? 

Now let’s talk more about the “new year.” 

Truly, the weather changes around this time (my nose is killing me with this new harmattan air) but can we all just agree the only other thing that changes is the date on your calendar and yeah, our mindset too.

It is that time of the year when everyone is under pressure to set new goals for 2020. Setting goals is very important because it keeps you focused and bla bla but in the past years, how many times did you go back to check those goals you wrote down in January? 

Let’s be realistic here, some of us write those things because our friend did theirs or pastor’s instructions but we don’t even make efforts to follow them. 


At the beginning of the year, you are all fired up to achieve, 20 days later the feelings fade off, and you breeze through the year like wake up, eat, work, do other things in between and sleep. 

Then December 2020, you check through the book and realize you only achieved just one of the twenty goals you set. 

Save to mention that sometimes the priorities you used in setting the goals at the beginning of the year might be different from your priorities in July, which means you need a new set of goals. 

Two years ago, all I wanted to be was a professor, but as of today, I don’t think I have the desire to even read up to PhD level anymore. 

What I am trying to say here is “Goals are not meant to be written in January only.”

Don’t get stuck with that mentality. 

You are the still same human being you were on December 31st, nothing changes just dates (Just saying in case you have not noticed) So why do you always wait till January before setting new goals? 

You should do this as often as you can; weekly, biweekly, monthly anyway you like best. 

Yes, you need to have some ultimate things you need to achieve in a new year, but that does not mean you should be so stuck up on them. 


Sometimes you might need to tweak some of those goals you wrote earlier in the year. You might need to delete or add but whichever it is, be open-minded and work according to the level you are at or the level you are aspiring to. 

As you go through the year, remember that nobody has the ultimate manual to life. We are all trying to be the best we can be. 

Don’t forget to take a break once in a while to relax, have fun and make some memories. 

Life is not that hard. 

Have the best year ahead. 

Feel free to talk to me in the comment section. 

My name is Mabel. I am an Occupational therapist, who enjoys creating engaging contents. I love partying, eating, travelling and reading. And Oh, I am always available to talk business. Contact me!


  • Roberts omolara

    First of all babe am fucking proud of you…..read all ur stuffs….back to the topic…set goals…hmmm firstly…got lot of ideas..but I believe it a step at a time,we figure it out at the end but am not someone that write out goals cos am still confuse on what to do..just taking it a step at a time 🤷🏽‍♀️

  • Roberts omolara

    Setting goals….I don’t write down my goals cos I know ere various challenges that will spring out while living and that will affect the course of the goals one ave set, but like I always say always have a purpose you live for🤷🏽‍♀️ A drive and several things u want to achieve…then never forget to live n enjoy life cos (YOLO) you only live once🤪.

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