Currently set to Index
Currently set to No Follow

Engineers, Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Real Change

This year, it is time to do something about your New Year's resolutions.

Share via
4 shares, 101 points
Share via

How Engineers Can Make Real Change


Before everything else, a prosperous new year to all engineers! It is that season again of welcoming another 365 days of life’s adventures and pursuits.

The celebration of the New Year comes with an opportunity to achieve greatness and changes in various ways, often called as the New Year’s resolutions.


Buy Now – Pulse Oximeter

Changing of our calendars reminds us that time isn’t slowing down for anybody and goals should be met in between the New Years.

Even days prior to opening the new year, some already have a list of New Year’s resolution to fix a mindset.

Buy Now – Aula Knob Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

But what’s written in that list – usually includes going to the gym, sleeping early, and saving money, among others – too often falls apart because of this: there’s a vision but it is not paired with a plan of action.

On January, we always say that we are finally on our way to get fit but what do we really do about our food intake and physical activities?

Buy Now – Ultraviolet UVC Disinfection Tube Light Bulb

We always promise to get enough sleep but what good does that thinking do if we do not manage our time effectively throughout the day?

Same goes with setting aside money as savings when we barely know how to spend within our means.

Buy Now – SuperBass Bluetooth Speaker

New Year’s resolutions are almost always problematic because they only become an annual habit with no follow-up after they are made whatsoever.

Read more  Wow, This Engineer Turns Plastic Wastes Into Fuel

It never moves from there.

Buy Now – GuliKit Kingkong Controller

This year, it is time to do something about them.

In order to make that real change about our lives, we have to follow a step-by-step approach that can turn any New Year’s resolution into a personal revolution:

Buy Now – Kawasaki Pressure Washer

Setting a vision

There’s no problem with this because engineers are great at this. It can be anything that will yield a better, positive outcome about work, lifestyle, or attitude.

Write it down so you will have to be reminded about it. That’s the first step. No sweat.

Buy Now – Anamorphic Camera Lens Wide Shot Cinematic

Turning that vision into a goal

Now this is the tricky part of the process. What sets vision apart from goals is that the latter is concrete and specific. Make it to be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. We should know the endpoint of our vision and that is called goal setting.

Buy Now – Skin Care Deep Cleaning Device

Making an action plan

Once we’ve figured out the main idea of what we are to do, it’s best that we turn those goals into smaller milestones and create an action plan out of them. This is where it couldn’t get to be more specific, as this plan of action should be done on a regular basis, or daily if possible.

Buy Now – S-Hande Eve Toy for Her


Stick to the action plan. It should become a habit until it becomes a lifestyle. The first few times that we execute our New Year’s resolutions might feel uncomfortable but that’s the work that needs to be done if we really want real change for ourselves. We have to do something we’ve never done to get something we’ve never achieved.

Read more  Why is Los Angeles Painting Its Roads White?
Buy Now – Sharp Portable Clip-On Ionizer & Air Purifier

Maintaining, evaluating, and correcting

Are your action plans going fine? Do you see results with your efforts? If no, give it time. Patience is also a key for visible, satisfactory progress. Correct what needs to be corrected and maintain what needs to be maintained.

Buy this Table Cup Holder today

There. It’s not really difficult to turn our New Year’s resolutions into real change if we just put our minds into it and follow that approach. By next year, we will be surprised how far we’ve come within a year of welcoming real change.


Share via

Like it? Share with your friends!

Share via
4 shares, 101 points
Emili Accmah

Speaks Russian, Arabic, French and English. Wannabe engineer at GineersNow TV. Based in sunny Dubai and cold Moscow. Follow me on Linkedin


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy * for Click to select the duration you give consent until.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Send this to a friend