It’s 9:58pm on December 31st and as I sit here hours away from a new year. I can’t help but feel ridiculous excitement for 2017. Literally who doesn’t like the start of a new year. You can forget the past, feel refreshed and become a better version of you over 365 days. My mentality on the 1st day of any new year, is always “just start fresh”. I’ve always had fun setting new year’s resolutions, but honestly thinking back they felt a little empty and more importantly they were always only to my benefit (selfish alert). So instead of resolutions based around specific items, I crafted a philosophy of a few mentality rules to help all of us be the best version of ourselves in 2017 and beyond.
MAKE NEW RULES:
Creating new rules is a must do in 2017. We go so long in life living by the precedents and past experiences, that we forget the past was only there to prepare us for today, not to control today. Creating new rules, means we can decide how we work, what we choose to be and how much we give back. The world is more open to innovation than ever before and this is a key reason to create your own rules now. Sometimes breaking the rules in a positive way can be a rush of freedom, but when we set new rules we create new standards for ourselves. 2017 is where you decide how you define winning and more importantly establish your rules. Stop living on someone else's accord. You were made special and it's time to be special. Play your game and make things fit around that.
DO DREAM BIGGER:
Why do we always defer our dreams? Why do we always find a reason not to? I challenge you to dream the biggest dream you’ve ever dreamed in 2017 and put some hustle with it and see how things turn out. Make it your priority to envision what you want and the things that make you want to get up in the morning. Dreaming is pure fuel. It's your internal compass to the sweet spot of freedom and value. One thing I learned a few years ago, is that once I became an adult it seemed like everyone decided that dreaming didn’t make sense. Like upsetting the applecart wasn’t even an option. That moment made me realize that some people frown upon dreamers. But when you think about it Dreamers are changing the world every year. We get conditioned to be so realistic starting in grade school that by the time we become adults we lose the childhood fun of imagining something and letting ourselves bring it to life. That stops now. I love dreaming and vow to dream so big in 2017, that it's scares me and others around me. Dreaming is where innovation exist, it's where you live your complete self.
MAKE NO MORE EXCUSES:
This one is ridiculous, because I know we all have been there (honestly I realize that sometimes I'm still here). Even with all the energy in the world, with passion that makes me want to explode and even with the long nights, it still happens. Excuses are dream killers and will flatten the new rules you just set for yourself. Excuse making stops now because you deserve for it to. We make excuses to feel comfortable or maybe because we don't feel worthy at times. For whatever the reason we’ve been making our excuses, I know we have better in us. It’s time to disconnect and focus in. This year if we do 10% more of what we need to do, we can find a catalyst to ignite our passion further. So here's my commitment to you. I promise to push forward for you, I promise to never lose faith in what we all are destined to accomplish and I promise that 2017 changes things for us.
Creating New Rules, Dream Bigger and No More Excuses, the true and genuine approach to being the best you in 2017. Every year doesn’t have to be the same, every year doesn’t have to be the reason why you couldn't. After the fireworks, champagne toasts and fun with friends and family ends and you sit there with just you and your goals. It's time to never look back again. Your moment is now and forever. Go create the life you imagine.