You’ve been waiting for my “Don’t set GOALS this New Year, make a….” yeah, I think I’ve overdone that a bit on this blog.
For which I apologize only to those that have unsubscribed from it being too much.
For those that hang in there with me, I thank you and hope my posts bring you smiles, thoughts, new perspectives, and the occasional tear (either from sentiment or laughing a lot).
You’ve probably heard or seen “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!”
I don’t like that so much.
Why? Because it usually involves me in only my shorts standing under hot lights while trying not to look as hefty as I do with my wife taking a “Before” picture of me to send to a trainer who will laugh and maybe post it online to ruin my career as a male model…wait….I mean as a model of how to mail things…?
The New Years Resolutions thing has really done a number on me over the years. I used to accomplish every goal, like a machine of consistency.
And then the past few years happened and I’m lucky to just hang on for dear life.
I’m not bashing goals – please set them if they work for you.
As for me, a lifelong goal-setter and fairly high achiever, I think I’m a bit over it.
As is preached on this blog and from my every stage, The Promise is definitely stronger, it is the great proclamation over the wimpy aspiration, but today I hope to give you something to think about.
How about, instead of New Year, New You, why not:
“New Year, Try Something New”
If what you’ve been doing hasn’t been satisfying, interesting, exhilarating, or completed, look at your daily habits – the amount of time surfing social media instead of making sales calls, the late nights binge watching Netflix instead of prepping for the big presentation tomorrow morning, the realization you didn’t kiss your partner goodbye this morning before work but you had time to stop at the donut shop (dangit, I just broke my New Year’s Resolution! I’ll try again in 2019).
What’s your Promise to yourself this year? Even just one thing.
I’m not saying beat yourself up. I’m saying face reality.
No need to begin training for a marathon if you can barely jog because you get a rash. Go for a walk. Walk your dang dog!
No need to drag yourself from bed in the middle of the night to start some crazy new commitment of meditation-meets-YOGA-meets-writing your book-meets-I will accomplish everything before 7 AM! How about go to bed an hour earlier by turning off the TV, leaving your phone in your office, and waking up even a half an hour earlier for some peace before the day hits you at full force?
No need to look at the misses of last year’s office goals, just make a new promise that you will do something NEW today.
I know for me this applies more than for any of you, my dear readers, and I appreciate you coming along this journey with me. Let’s try something new this year.
I’ll start – How about a shorter blog? You’re welcome. 😉
Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration. Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys. He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite. jasonhewlett.com
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