When my Grandmother died, she left behind some clothes, a little furniture, and approximately one banker’s box full of papers, letters, birth certificates, and so forth. In my grandparent’s generation, the average person accumulated very little in the way of paper documents over their lifetime. Today it’s different. My wife and I receive, through the daily mail alone, more paper in a single month than my grandmother accumulated in her entire life.
A few days ago, I was moving a pile of papers from one place to another, so I could find a different piece of paper. I realized that I have paper hiding in file cabinets, desk drawers, closets, and boxes stored in my basement and garage (and at least a half dozen boxes stored in a warehouse in Indiana). Mounds of paper lurking in the shadows of my life. This, I thought, has crossed into the borderland of insanity.
Have you heard of this thing called FOMO? It’s a popular buzzword with entrepreneurs these days, and it stands for the “Fear Of Missing Out”. The idea behind FOMO is that we say yes to everything that comes our way, because we’re afraid if we say no to something we will miss out on an opportunity.
You want the coming new year to be your best year ever. What are the most important factors to ensure that’s what happens?
Surprisingly, focusing on just 3 factors can dramatically improve your chances of making the coming year the best you have ever experienced. I plan to focus on these primary areas as I enter the new year. I encourage you to join me.
Can we be honest for a second? It’s not easy making progress against our big goals, is it?
Today more than ever there are a million things competing for our attention and I don’t know about you, but life often feels chaotic.
Chances are, you’re thinking about 2015, and how you can make a “fresh start” in the new year.
The very end of the year is the perfect time to set your objectives for the coming year. But there’s a danger in doing this, as well.
The danger is “Resolution Syndrome” – the fact that most New Year’s Resolutions don’t work. most resolutions have been broken before January is over.
And we all know the cycle…