Crippled CEO Blog #168:
Today is January 1, 2023. Happy New Year, y’all.
I don’t normally set resolutions.
Study after study has shown that the typical New Year’s resolutions are wholly ineffective, if not counterproductive.
Typically, we use the genesis of the new year as an opportunity to crank up our motivation on some sort of long-term improvement that requires discipline and willpower. We decide that the new year is a good excuse to shed our past mistakes and start doing that thing we were failing at — eating well, exercising, reading more, quitting smoking, saving money, etc.
The problem is, the new year doesn’t create a new you. You are still the same you, so without any additional changes to your life, nothing gets better.
That’s why, this year, I decided to try a different kind of resolution — a higher resolution image of what I want my life to be. A 4k image of my life instead of 720p. And then I took that high resolution image, and I laid the groundwork to make it reality.
I decided, during the fantastic New Year’s Eve party at my house, that I wanted more of these kinds of things in my life on a more regular basis — to be around my favorite people, while they’re having a great time, laughing and smiling until my face hurts.
After making this decision, I went through my calendar for the rest of the year, I made a list of all of the events and gatherings I wanted to host on what dates, from now through December 31, and I sent that list to a bunch of my friends. Hopefully, a lot of them make it to a lot of them.
So, perhaps this year, instead of using the dawn of the new year to resolve yourself to do something, maybe make the New Year’s resolution a higher resolution picture of your ideal life — go from 72 dpi to 600 dpi. And then once you have that clear picture, do something right away to start making it come true.
I’ll let you know next year how this worked out for me.
(Do you know who had a clear picture of what she wanted last night? Your mom. Your mom also gets a text from me every Sunday with a link to the latest blog post. Send a text to 561-726-1567 with the word CRIP as the message to get a link to the blog as soon as it’s up.
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