The first thing to note is that your relationship goal(s) should be your own standard not anyone else’s. You might get yourself hurt when you try to follow trends and other peoples’ expectations. Most of the relationship goals online are unrealistic because they might not work for you – those who set them did so based on their own standards and personality not yours.
The following check list should guide you in setting your own relationship goals for 2018:
Diversify – What new relationships will add value to your life? Most of us are comfortable with old friends who add little or no value to us. While some of us have become so comfortable in ‘friend zones’ or ‘situationships’ that has limited us from adding new relationships; which could be a great source of new blood that will unleash our gifts. Last year, I was opportuned to meet amazing people who had issues I helped them with and I am amazed at how they’ve improved. Which ‘friend zone’ or ‘situationships’ are you eliminating in 2018?
Time Consumption – Can you identify a relationship that takes a chunk of your time but brings no good? At times, you might want to stick to those relationships in the absence of none, but you should know when to release yourself from such and put your time and energy to better use in 2018. There are certain relationships that drain your money, time, energy etc. and leave you exhausted – those relationships should be discarded in 2018.
Social Media – Use social media to connect with professionals in your field that you can learn from which will broaden your knowledge than just looking at pictures and videos on different social media platforms. Which social media platform are you planning to use to grow your professional network – I will suggest LinkedIn and Twitter.
Style – Your style should improve greatly in 2018, it’s time to throw out those ripped jeans you pair with your distressed t-shirts and sneakers. Dress well for the kind of relationships you want to connect with – you wouldn’t want a C.E.O (who has perceived you as a potential C.E.O) in your connection to see you dressed like a hommie. Invest in good clothing in 2018.
Socialize – A good place to build new relationships is at events, especially networking events – you never know what those relationships will add to your life. Make sure you attend at least five productive events every month in 2018.
Spirituality – There is need to develop or improve your relationship with God. When God is made the cornerstone of your life, so many other things will take shape. Don’t make God an option, make Him your partner in decision making!
Our relationships are our single most valuable and value-creating resource. In 2018, I want you to commit to more engaged relationships as you will commit to making money or any weight loss programme, make your relationship goals a priority.
Build and sustain key connections in 2018.