The New Year is almost upon us. This annual visitor triggers us to think deeply about our lives; we start making resolutions even before it arrives! Let’s see what’s on the agenda for 2023.
Transparency and consistency are crucial to success, and such values are associated with every new start. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s statement on the Saudi budget for 2023 involved intense consideration about the future of the country and its citizens. That is the crown prince’s main priority — reporting facts and figures and discussing expectations openly ahead of time. This was a moment that told us the best way to achieve one’s goal is to reveal it openly, forcefully and confidently.
Part of celebrating new beginnings is to commemorate legendary triumphs. Saudi Arabia’s victory over Argentina in the FIFA World Cup was a historical sporting moment — an astonishing accomplishment on behalf of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the region.
It is also worth mentioning some awards won by Saudi governmental entities during 2022, such as the Ministry of Interior’s prize in the Digital Government Forum in the category of the best digital service — that is just one of many achievements.
Settle on your new objectives and have them clear in your mind before ringing in the new year.
Embracing change is a way of living — it is always worth remembering this at the start of something. Saudi Arabia is changing. Most notably in the mindset of its leadership. Minister of Sport Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal is a prime example of this. He is passionate about sports, he is leading the way for the new generation, and he works closely with his team — sharing both joy and sorrow with them.
Listing New Year’s resolutions is good practice for making healthy choices that serve you and others. Such an approach encourages people to prioritize their goals and take calculated risks. This can help banish stress and attract success.
Set yourself up for a new start focused on your dreams and healthy habits, and stick to your resolutions. We all deserve to reap the long-term benefits of organizing our lives. Settle on your new objectives and have them clear in your mind before ringing in the new year.
There is great pleasure in a new beginning. Don’t miss this chance!
• Noor A. Al-Naboud is a writer, marketing and external communication and insurance expert.