Hard to believe we’re already one week well into the New Year!
While we love resolutions and all – and everyone’s pumped up to work on their new goals – we thought it’d be good to remind you that you’re doing just fine! Several people didn’t seem to have such a dandy 2016, but no matter what happened, it’s always important to take the lessons and move forward. Maybe you didn’t kick a whole lot of ass last year (bravo to those of you who did), but it’s never too late to start. Here are a few ways you can keep kicking ass in 2017…
– Create ongoing projects.
If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time for ongoing projects, which is basically the same as doing lots of little experiments. Most people are too focused on becoming “viral” or getting that “big break”… While it’s possible, it’s R-A-R-E! There’s only one solution: Keep up a series of work that will help inch your way towards your final goal. For instance, if you want to become a better photographer, plan a series of photoshoots. Don’t wait until it’s convenient or until you have substance to shoot… If you want to blog, write 3-4 times a week. You can’t wait until something exciting happens.
– Imagine often.
Don’t know the what you want to do for the rest of your life? No problem. Imagine it… What would an ideal work day look like for you? Where would you be? What would you be doing and who’s there with you? How would you feel? Really think about it because what you visualize you become.
If you already know, but you’re not there yet, keep imagining it until it becomes embedded in your subconscious. You’ll then know what you need to do in order to get there.
– Reflect and reflect.
Backtrack, correct the course, and move along. Everyone makes mistakes – even the most perfect person you can imagine. The key is to not get stuck in those mistakes, but to reflect on what went wrong and either fix it or prevent it the next time. Remember how far you’ve come, what you did to get there, and that good things take time.
– Don’t stop.
You have to keep going. The passion dies down… The desire stops… Inspiration fades… The mind becomes tiresome and the body exhausted, but DON’T stop. Go through the motions even on the bad days and you’ll eventually come out on top.
– Do YOU the best you can.
People will look down on you… Others will move forward at a faster pace than you… But don’t pay too much attention to everyone else around you. Everyone has to find their own way, so you just have to do what makes the most sense for you. Make everything you touch the best extension of yourself.