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With the year 2022 now in its second half, you may probably be wondering how to end the year on a great note. In a previous article, I shared tips on how to go about this, suggesting that one of the ways to ensure you end the year on a great note is to review and set goals for the second half.

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When we speak of goalsetting, individuals often think of it only in terms of lofty accomplishments that have to do with their career, business and finance. However, goalsetting also involves your personal growth as an individual. This is because no matter what else you may wish to achieve, you will need yourself to do that effectively. This is why I have decided to present you with 6 personal growth areas you could set goals to work on before the end of the year 2022.

The second half of the year has 6 months, you can focus on working on a different one out of the 6 areas each month till the end of the year.

Personal Effectiveness and Management

This is probably one of the most important areas of improvement you must work on. This is because you need yourself to achieve any other thing you may have in mind. It affects all other things including your private life, your career, and your business. How effective you are in your personal affairs determines how effective you would be in all other affairs you engage yourself in, including leading or managing people.

Before the end of the year, work on becoming more effective in the way you manage and lead your personal life. Below are some practices you can inculcate into your life today:

  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Practice Reflection
  • Practice Self-discipline
  • Practice Daily Planning
  • Emotional Intelligence

Have you ever had to explain the reason why you laughed when your friend expected you to be sober? Or have you ever regretted why you engaged in a heated argument with your spouse, boss, or even the bus conductor?

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If any of the above scenarios sound familiar, then you obviously already know why emotional intelligence is important.

Emotional intelligence refers to you becoming more knowledgeable about your emotions and those of others and using the knowledge to better relate with others. Emotional intelligence is important in every one of your interactions and relationship with others.

Whether you are interacting with your family, friends, associates, colleagues at work, customers, or strangers at the bus park, your level of emotional intelligence will always play a role in all of these. To become more emotionally intelligent, below are practices to start working on:

  • Practice Self Awareness
  • Practice Empathy
  • Practice Conflict Resolution
  • Decision-Making

Decision-making is one activity we engage in every day. There is no one that does not take decisions every day. Even when you refuse to make a decision, it could be said that you have indirectly taken a decision. Decision-making is so important that the quality of your life will often be affected by the quality of decisions you make every day. Even if you are working on a job or you are an entrepreneur, situations for decision-making will always present themselves to you.

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Why not work on this area and improve your decision-making skills before the end of the year 2022.

Financial Intelligence

It is not enough to make money, you need to also work on managing your money efficiently. This is where financial intelligence comes in. Financial Intelligence refers to the art of intentionally developing useful knowledge and skills about money in a way that is beneficial to your short- and long-term goals.

You can work on becoming more financially intelligent by following the suggestions available in this post traits of the financial intelligent people you should know.


Oftentimes as individuals, we are so bothered about the things we do not have and the things we have not achieved that we fail to recognize and acknowledge the things we have. Gratitude is a positive attitude and emotion that is consciously developed and expressed as a way of showing how thankful we are for the things we have or have received.

The practise of gratitude is one that I believe every individual must work to imbibe before the end of the year. More so, gratitude is encouraged by most religions including Christianity and Islam and is even believed to come with some blessings.

You Decide

Just because our needs are different, I have intentionally left out the sixth suggestion. You decide what other area to work on here.

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This article was first published on 25th July 2022


Ifegwu-Mbonu Victor is a Personal Growth and Leadership Trainer who provides training and coaching to individuals and organizations.

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