At the end of the year there is always the tendency to want to make changes whether those changes are personal or professional. Honestly, this makes sense from more than one point of view. Making a change at the end of the year allows you to reflect on what was successful, unsuccessful as well as reflect on what needs to be removed from your life in order to move forward. The key is to make sure that the change makes sense, is wholesome and points you in the right direction that is aligned with your overall long term goals.
If the changes you dedicate yourself to make are not grounded and in focus with where you want to be in the long term, you will find yourself creating just another resolution that will be lost a week, two weeks or (if you are lucky) maybe a month after. This point leads to another and that is if you do not have a long term goal you will not be able to truly understand the change you need to make to get where you need to be. Simply put, understanding your final destination will most assuredly allow you to make the right turns you need to make to get there. Your changes are controlled by your end goals.
Being realistic in the changes that you need to make does not mean setting your standards so low that they are definitely attainable. You must push yourself to do something that you have never done before, which will ultimately give you the greatest satisfaction. Take steps in making the right changes. If you realize a change needs to be made you will have to condition yourself into doing something that you have not been doing or have never done. Therefore, you must gradually do the things that will allow you to reach your overall goals.
Remember, life is about evolving.