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The Focus Of 2012

Posted on: January 2, 2012

Well happy New Year everybody. 2012 is here and so is the cold weather. BRRRR and cold it is indeed.

Despite the dramatic calls for the pains and anguish of 2011 to end I’d like to declare its been a rather awesomesauce year for me, both personally and professionally. I hope the hard work I’ve put in over the last 12 months will continue to endeavour rewards varying benefit throughout 2012.

In the run up to New Years Eve I was monitoring my social feeds to see what people had in store for the coming new year, and not a lot it appeared. Some were telling of how they ‘would be glad to see the end of 2011’ and in typical high spirited social networking fashion, there were the synonymous ‘bring on 2012’ cries of emotion. Whether these were cries of encouragement or despair remain to be seen in spite of the cultural ordainment of being tagged and confirming that one was truly shit faced upon NYE. This is the point one could hastily start deciphering…

So what is it about New Years that people feel the need to invite all sorts of change, which is often bloated and unachievable? Why the annual necessity to instruct self-development? The artificial nature of the New Years (Eve) resolution ritual means that people hope to offset any such hangover with the premise that they will once again look to become better, get better or get better in any shape or form. That I can understand. One must always look to improve but why must this only be an annual practice? A practice during the hybrid activities of alcoholism, self-indulgence and hedonism of the highest order? Buffoons.

  • People should lookto be making daily improvements in their lives. Changes that you can IMMEDIATELY see and benefit from.
  • People should look to cumulatively brings these little changes (Kaizen if you will) and review how these have benefited you over the year. Slow growth is far more effective than sudden change. Small changes have big impact.
  • People should consider where they would like to see themselves in 5 years time. 10 years time. 25 years time. Having 5/10/25 year growth plans help you focus on a target as opposed to a morphism in lifestyle.
  • Have no regrets. Cheesy maybe but if you’re doing the things you want, with the people you love then a regret shouldn’t be an option.

Good luck in sticking with your New Years resolutions.

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