I hope everyone had a great end to 2016 and 2017 is off to a great start.
As 2017 is getting rolling here in the first few weeks, I had a few thoughts on business and personal life. The old adage “new year, new you” always seems to come to the forefront around this time of the year.
Is it a good theory? Yes. Is it always true? No. Should it be an end all, be all mind set? No!
In the professional setting, a lot of people are very successful. That could be in sales, in accounting, as a copywriter, or as a business owner. If you are successful, do you want to start over every year with a new “you”? I would vote for probably not. Good habits are there for a reason and serve a purpose. I think it is important to do self evaluation to determine what those good habits are. In doing that evaluation, you should quickly realize where you can become a better version of yourself.
Bad habits should stand out really clearly when you do an honest evaluation. What I think is important to take away from doing so, is a fix of those less than ideal tendencies. Imagine the progress you could make in your professional self by getting rid of one bad, time-wasting, or non-productive habit a month.
From a personal mindset, do the same thing. Take a deeper look at how you act in your relationships: intimate, marriage, family. It is natural to become complacent. Starting the year off with a introspective look at how you act with everyone on a daily level, either professional or personal, can go a long way.
Here to a happy and healthy 2017! Don’t think “new year, new me”; think “new year, better me”.
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