As we embark on this new year (and new decade), it feels like anything is possible, am I right?
But why is that? Why do we need a media push in order to believe that we are capable of reaching our highest potential? Why do we need the world, society or other people outside of ourselves to remind us of our power?
Complacency is real and I do understand the value of segmenting time into 365 days however the idea that we have to do better, feel better and act better on January 1st is something that I believe sets you up for failure.
What if you took an alternate approach?
What if you looked at goal setting not as a destination but rather as a vehicle for something greater, like happiness, fulfillment and inner peace.
Something I advise my clients on regularly as the #1 productivity hack is breaking things down. This means removing obstacles in order to see clearly rather than adding to your already full plate.
Instead of trying to losing 10 lbs, change jobs, start your side hustle, move AND learn a new language I suggest breaking your year down into quarters and asking yourself what you can realistically achieve by the end of Q1. It could be small progress in each category or a big move in one, breaking it down will make it feel less overwhelming and more actionable.
Studies show that when we commit to less we actually end up doing more because we come from the perspective that we are enough rather than not good enough.
So, where can you do less to achieve more this year?
I am committed to doing the same - although you have been used to seeing weekly content from me for a while, we are thinking about slowing things down in order to provide you more quality content less frequently. We are still working out the details so stay tuned!
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.