Happy New Year, Happy New Life
Shortly I will celebrate, the new momentum of precisely planned improvement. I’m sure you will celebrate as well. We have this tendency to create long lists of things to change, to do differently and effectively, finally.
Few days ago I read again one of my favourite Albert Einstein’s quote
“Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (is insanity)”. I think he was absolutely right: if you continue doing things the same way, you will continue to get the same results.
If you want to make a change, don’t go into totally different way of doing the things, don’t move into opposite. It’s what you have already tried before, isn’t it?
Stop for a one week and pay attention to those things you want to change, is it ‘working less’? Then observe your attitude to work, notice when you are satisfied and when you are frustrated, see what you can control. By following this process you will increase your awareness and readiness.
I used the same technique to make precise plan of improvement for myself in New Year 2015. We could call it New Year’s resolutions, process of change or simply life. This process of self-reflection made me aware of my patterns of behaviour, which helped me to then identify the ineffective things I used to do. I was also able to move away from the excuses I have used (quite often to be honest). I shifted from passive roll into proactive roll by asking questions and observing myself for just a one-week time.
So now I have not only a resolution for the new year, but also a long list of measures and actions I’m going to take in order to make it happen.
The question such as ‘What can I change about my thinking or behaviour?’ can be a constructive way to instigate new ideas, and hopefully new results.
For this New Year remember that if you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.
So what is it that you need to start doing differently to achieve the New Year resolutions you may have taken?
I wish you a Happy New Year but most importantly Happy New Life.
Create your own happiness, be able to say no to certain things and do not put yourself under pressure to do more, faster and better. You are the greatest resource you have. Become aware of this fact.
“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been”
― Rainer Maria Rilke