A New Year

It's a new year. It's time for resolutions to be a better you. To me the new year is a completely arbitrary time to think about being a better me. I think about that all the time.

So here's a resolution for you:

I resolve to be a better version of myself today than I was yesterday.

Wake up every day for the rest of your life with this resolution. Think of the promise that could hold. Why limit yourself to short-lived resolutions that won't stick or have minor consequences? Think big. Think grand. Simply start with a small change today. And make another small one tomorrow. And the next day. Let it compound into a better you.

We often have big dreams but quickly extinguish those dreams as flights of fancy. Why? Because they seem so far away. And our efforts to achieve those dreams seem so futile. But all things, even grandiose ones, start small. You add to them little by little, day by day. And over time they become something big and meaningful.

Think impossibly big. But start by doing something incredibly small today. And then do that incredibly small thing every day.

By doing something incredibly small every day you will achieve greatness. You will become a better you. Don't let another day slip by to becoming a better you. You only have an entire lifetime to do so.

Originally published January 1st, 2015