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New Hope Helps episode reviews the pros and cons of New Year’s goals

The beginning of a New Year can often be viewed as new start; a time to begin again. This year has seen unprecedented challenges and heartbreak due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. Because of the struggles of the past year, many people are hopeful that 2021 will bring new opportunities and a fresh start.

In a new episode of Hope Helps entitled, ‘New Year’s goals: are they a good idea?’, host Charly Burridge-Jones and her guests university students Lauren and Gabe Jones, and executive coach Daryl Watson, reflect on this topic and share personal experiences and insight.

“If for you, [the] prospect of a New Year is exciting and fills you with hope, then ride that wave and set those goals,” Lauren said in the episode. “But if you're not in that place . . . don't do it for the sake of doing it.”

She shared that there is “power in sharing your goals” with others and that the pathway to setting and achieving goals is very personal and unique. While there isn’t one set formula to follow, it is important to, “. . . ask Heavenly Father to show you how to [achieve] it and how it works best for you personally.”
Gabe and Lauren attend university in Wales© 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

“Simplicity is the key, and be flexible,” Daryl said. “Find a system that works for you, that’s easy and helps you to stay on track, and keep doing it.”

Daryl Watson is from Dunfermline and is an executive coach© 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

“Hope is the beginning. I think hope is something that gives you the motivation or the idea of wanting to do more,” Gabe said. Even accomplishing daily mundane tasks can move you toward your goals. “Those are [the] things that can help us accomplish more.”

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