I know I posted about the New Year yesterday but I didn’t leave you all with any tips on how to get to really start the year off right. So, let me kick this post off by letting you know that I think the “New year, new me,” saying is a crock of nonsense. Every day, we ought to be working to get better. But, one of my favorite rap artists, Juelz Santana, once said “A wise man told me don’t date the days because a date doesn’t change the days.” Whether you made your “resolution” in June or January, the purpose of every single day is to get better. So let’s resolve to be better every day in every way.
Manage your time well. If you don’t value yours, how and why would you expect anyone else to?
Set goals. Set professional, social, spiritual, financial, and physical goals. Growth in all aspects of life is key to success.
Enjoy life. We love being the “No Sleep Generation.” We work ourselves to death but our parents had a great adage as well: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So work. Work hard. But take the time to have experiences this year. Take a class. Develop a hobby. Travel. Go to museums. Read for leisure. Life is too short not to enjoy.
I could go on and on about how to make this year great but, if I did, I wouldn’t have a blog, would I? So keep coming back. Yes. That’s it! I have one more tip for 2016:
Read The Daniels Daily Reader five days a week. That one’s pretty self explanatory, right?
Make professional development a priority.