Happy New Year Everyone! The Mayans were wrong and now we can go about our lives and talk about genuine threats like crazy people with guns going into our kids schools. I’m not going to comment too much on that situation except to SMH in disgust and move on to happier tidings.
The new year is traditionally a time for resolutions that range from losing 10 pounds (more like 50 for some of us!) to trying not to be late for work too often. Resolutions however have a terrible reputation for being abandoned by the 9th of January so for me, goals are a much more elegant approach to getting something done in the next 12 months.
For instance, if you want to change something about your hair, instead of having a vague resolution like ‘I want long hair in 2013’ or ‘I want to retain length this year’ you can have a definite goal that could say ‘I will reach mid back length by the end of December 2013’.
A precise goal does something wonderful to your mindset, it not only gets your brain into gear in preparation for the effort that you will have to put it, it also subconsciously implants the steps that you will have to take in order to achieve your goal.
I won’t bore you with a list post on new years eve but I do have a few points to share that I hope with help you when the time comes for you to create your own hair goals for 2013.
1. Don’t assume that you know it all just because you’ve read a couple of hair books and follow a blog or two. In the first couple of years of my hair journey, although I never once doubted that my hair would grow long, I didn’t really have definite goals.