Brave Enough to Be It

Kalika Yap
3 min readJan 22, 2021


The new dawn blooms as we free it

For there is always light,

if only we’re brave enough to see it

If only we’re brave enough to be it

– Amanda Gorman

Now that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are in the White House, we can all breathe a collective, yet tense sigh of relief.

It’s time to stop watching the news and start braving the brand new world.

It’s time to finally focus on your goals for 2021!

What dreams will you set free?

Who will you be brave enough to be?

My trick for setting up goals is to make sure they are SMART.

SMART is an acronym

S — Specific

M — Measurable

A — Attainable

R — Realistic

T — Timely

A SMART goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.

A broad goal like practice meditation in 2021 can be constructed into a SMART goal.

Meditate five min, three times a week x 52 = 720 minutes by Dec 31, 2020. I will measure and track using the Insight Timer, Waking Up, and Calm app.

What are your goals for 2021?

Do share how you will make them SMART!




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Kalika Yap

I Started out working as a journalist for CNBC and Bloomberg after graduating from NYU. I loved the bustle of New Your City, but traded it in for the West