Is your New Year’s resolution …
to be a better spouse …
to be a better parent …
or to be a better friend?
What does “better” really mean?
Many times when we make New Year’s resolutions, we use subjective words — words such as “better.” However, subjective words are not specific enough. At the end of the year, how will you know if you are a “better” spouse, parent or friend?
In order to improve your chance of achieving your New Year’s resolution, be specific.
So, what does “better” mean to you?
We may have a vision of what “better” looks like – but realize we need to take several steps to get there. And sometimes, these steps may take longer than a year to achieve.
From your vision of a “better” relationship, identify one or two steps you could take this year to move you closer to that vision. Here are some examples:
[“Better” spouse] Have “date night” with my spouse at least once a month.
[“Better” parent] Spend one-on-one time with my son one afternoon every month.
[“Better” friend] Schedule lunch at least once a month with my good friend.
While your quest for a “better” relationship may not happen overnight, stay focused on your vision and take small steps toward that vision. Keep in mind, it may take more than one year to achieve your vision of a “better” relationship. Contact us if you need help defining your vision or developing your plan of action.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. As a Transition Consultant, she offers sage advice in all aspects of life – financial, personal and professional. Niv does not manage money and does not sell financial products. Her services include spending plan development, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”