This is the first post of 2018, so I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
I’ll be honest with you. After a week off visiting an exotic city having a mix of cultural influences, it took some time to get back to work.
Our daily routine is great and helps us be more efficient. If you break it for a while, your brain may fight you when you need to resume it. However, I’m a strong supporter of feeding our brain with care, every day and the entire year, as much as possible. You can’t just feed marketing or making money techniques to your brain all year long. After all, an athlete doesn’t just work out his or her abs, right? He works out more or less all groups of muscles, and he is also careful about diet, recovery and so on.
For me, there’s a side-interest in understanding the past, the birth, growth and fall or transformation of civilizations, to have a better grasp of where we are now and possibly where we will be in the future.
Every once in a while, I feed this interest, and I prefer to use vacations for this purpose (instead of watching documentaries on TV, which I did at some point, but it’s not the same). It may provide a needed break from a monochrome routine, and subject our brain and body to a different kind of information and activities.
But now 2018 has started. Maybe you went on vacation as well. Maybe you spent more time with your family. Maybe you simply slowed down during the holidays.
I’m pretty sure you analyzed your results in 2017 and set goals for your main areas of focus for the new year. If you haven’t, there’s still time, but keep in mind it is passing by.
Now is time to get back to work. If you don’t feel like it, remember it’s simple: just put one step in front of the other. After a while you would have walked quite a distance. That’s how our civilizations are built, relying on what our ancestors left behind. That’s how we as individuals progress, taking consistent steps forward, even when we don’t feel like it.
Let’s thrive in the new year! We have about 360 small steps which can make a huge difference at the end.