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How to Set Goals for 2021?

“Nothing is greater than serving others with a great heart. We live in a world where there is a huge competition for takers and the least competition for givers. So, be a giver and serve your societies and communities to build a better world.” ―Professor M.S. Rao 

Hey, friends, 

Happy New Year 2021!

I wish you a very happy, prosperous, and exciting new year. The year 2020 was full of challenges. The coronavirus has thrown the world out of gear. It is time for you to take feedback for the previous year. What have you achieved in 2020? Identify your achievements and congratulate yourself. Identify the areas where you failed to accomplish your goals and clear the roadblocks by changing your strategies. Understand the difference between what you can control and what you cannot control. Don’t brood over the things that are beyond your control. Explore ways and means to clear the roadblocks on your path to accomplishing your goals. Be part of the solution, not the problem. Don’t change your goals. Change your strategies to reach your goals. Remember that you rarely get things on a platter. You have to struggle hard to achieve success. You have to dig deeper to explore opportunities. It is a cutthroat competitive world where everyone is working hard. You must follow the road less traveled to stand out from others. Be smart and wise. List out your goals. Rank them based on your passion and priority. Schedule them. Focus on them consistently. Expect a few external distractions and deviations. Be prepared mentally. Keep moving forward to accomplish your goals.

Set SMART Goals 

SMART is the acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic/relevant, and time-bound with certain deadlines. Think and ink your goals because written goals provide you the right direction towards your life. Take action. Keep moving forward aggressively. Here are some areas you must consider exploring in the year 2021. Emphasize mindfulness. Take care of your health. Hit the gym regularly. Do yoga or meditation. Offer prayers regularly because prayers are the best ways to achieve peace and happiness. Ensure work-life integration. Previously there was an emphasis on work-life balance. Presently there is an emphasis on work-life integration. Enjoy the journey of your life. Don’t worry excessively about your unpleasant past. Don’t carry emotional baggage. Don’t be overly concerned about the future. Learn to live in the present. Lead your life mindfully. Enjoy the journey toward your destination.

Observe These Inspiring Messages

This is your time. Don’t let your passion take a backseat. Follow your heart and intuition. Seize the day. Never surrender. Victory is yours. Don’t lose faith in your life. Work on your weaknesses until they become your strengths. Work on your flaws until they become your fire. Achieve excellence in your endeavors. Grow with adversity. Stay away from naysayers. Remember, those who complain always stay behind in their lives. Be the first to take up the challenge. Keep moving. Don’t be standstill. Make your decisions wisely. Be the best wherever you are. Make your life spectacular. Life is beautiful.


Failures are inevitable when you want to achieve success. If you don’t like what you are doing. Don’t do it. Life is short. Be unique and different. You can be lucky only when you work hard. Emphasize the philosophy of health first, education second, and wealth third. To conclude, take feedback for the previous year, set SMART goals, write down your goals, take action, and achieve success in 2021.

“The good leaders do the best thing in the prevailing situation whereas the great leaders do the right thing in any situation irrespective of the effects and outcomes.” ―Professor M.S. Rao

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Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D.
Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning See the Light in You: Acquire Spiritual Powers to Achieve Mindfulness, Wellness, Happiness, and Success (Waterside Productions; January 16, 2020). He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications. His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030. He has the vision to share his knowledge freely with one billion people globally. He advocates gender equality globally (#HeForShe). He was ranked #1 Thought Leader and Influencer in HR globally by Thinkers360. He invests his time in authoring books and blogging on executive education, learning, and leadership. Most of his work is available free of charge on his four blogs including Vision 2030: One Million Global Leaders. He is a prolific author and a dynamic, energetic, and inspirational leadership speaker. Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.