New Year’s Resolution

Have you ever wondered about the laws you’ve created for yourself?

For tens of thousands of years, the New Year has been a natural time to throw away what doesn’t work, so that you may walk unburdened into the future. This year instead of applying the 6-month rule to my material life, I’m going to apply the 6-month rule to the outdated laws that I’ve created for myself. For example, I’ve created a law that I won’t do anything productive until after my second cup of coffee. Out with the old idea, and in with the new idea. I will now occasionally be productive while I drink my coffee. That also applies my new rule: A baby step is better than no step. I applied that rule to going to the gym. I have set zero goals at the gym except to walk through the door. Another old law that I’ve created was that I get one treat at the end of the day to motivate myself. I’m throwing that one away. Now I will remind myself that I do everything for a reason, and that reason is the treat. I have created many more rules, but you should get the idea by now. And I must apply one more rule, and that is to keep this social networking (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blog, etc.) that suddenly society has mandated you must do to be successful, to a bare minimum, and reclaim my life, which makes a nice segue to the question of the day: How does anyone make money, when everyone just gives it all away for free on the internet?

Share this story:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

More stories like this one:

The Hero's Journey

What is an adventure?

Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure? And how do we make every day an adventure?

Author versus the blank screen. How to write an online article for the internet.

Writing for the digital medium

Guidelines to writing an article that will be indexed by search engines and read by audiences. We’ll use this article itself as a kind of how-to template.

How to turn dreams into reality

The three magical steps This is based on an ancient Celtic magical formula that I discovered while traveling around the world on a bicycle. I

If you enjoyed this story, please make a small donation to help us with our cost and keep Scott caffeinated. Or go a little bigger, to fund a School Visit, the Make-A-Book Project or Book Donations. Thanks to everyone that has helped us make dreams come true for the past 20 years!

>

Looks like your enjoying our site

Join our bi-Annual Newsletter
to get premium content

Get the
latest news

Sign up for our biannual newsletter to get updates, discounts and premium content.