New Year, New You

by | Jan 4, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

The first week of the new year is an interesting time for overachievers. 

We typically embrace the changing calendar as an opportunity to become a new person.
They claim that this is the year to go to bed early, quit drinking, work out and stop eating ice cream after dinner.
In theory, there’s nothing wrong with the concept of self-improvement.
Unfortunately, the New Year’s resolution approach has 2 problems:

  1. This obsession with improvement infers that last year’s version was a complete failure.
  2. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. So, the first time you have a bourbon on the back porch with your neighbor, you give up on the idea of moderating your alcohol intake.

As we embark on 2024, here’s the approach I’d like you to consider.
Start by admitting that you did the best you could in 2023 with the resources at your disposal. Beating yourself up rarely works.
Next, instead of laying out a plan for the next 12 months, focus solely on becoming the best version of yourself in the next 24 hours.
Small daily improvements, followed up with grace when you stumble will help you find the most joy in 2024.

CJ McClanahan

Speaker | Advisor | Recovering Overachiever




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