You can’t avoid the transition to a new year without reading about everyone’s resolutions and goals. Revenue goals, volume targets, weight loss, exercise, personal savings. Are you exhausted already? I was just thinking about it, and I certainly was. The same loop each year, over and over again. Even more candidly, I was sick of it.
I had been carrying a lot of baggage around in 2021. It was tiring, it was a tough year, and I was over the pressure for new year’s goals, goals, goals. In 2022, I’m embracing the “less is more” attitude and I’ve decided to focus on what I’m NOT doing in the new year.
Here is what I’m giving up:
- Letting self-doubt get in my way: Self-doubt may be on the ride with me at times, but it’s no longer going to block my path. If it insists on riding shotgun, so be it. But it’s certainly not driving my bus.
- Ruminating over mistakes: Everyone makes them. I’m no exception. I will learn from them and move on.
- Mulling over negative things people may think (or say) about me: My personal trainer used to tell me, “What people think and say about you are none of your business.” He was right. I can’t control what “they” think or say. I can control what I think and say (and do).
- Worrying about things that haven’t happened yet: I’m going to work at being and staying in the present and not jump ahead to the future when I don’t need to go there.
- Comparing my progress to others: Others are not where I am, nor are they walking my road. I’ll keep my eyes on my own map, and my mind on my own journey. My steps and my path are right for me. I will trust my own judgment about where I am going and how I am getting there.
What are you giving up this year? I’d love to hear from you–maybe I’ll even add yours to my list!
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