Welcome to the Neo Year! It’s 2018 and we are just as excited as you are!
At the start of every year, we all take time out to draw up lists, highlighting the numerous feats we hope to achieve before the year runs out, the battles we want to fight, the addictions we want to drop (unless its Coffee), the places we want to go, the things we want to try, the changes we want to make and much more…. so-called Neo Year resolutions.
As any truthful person who ever jotted any of these life-changing lists down would tell you; making the list is one thing, sticking to the script is another story. As the wise strategist Sun Tzu once said, “No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy”. Boy, was he right.
Sometimes, life happens and when life decides to really happen, it turns your world, your plans, and your schedule inside out, making a mockery of what you thought could be. So what are we saying here you ask? While it is okay to have laid out plans and meticulous schedules for the year, don’t fret when obstacles or unforeseen circumstances come and force you to abort mission and redirect focus.
Let’s talk about redirection and refocusing for a minute. This year, realistically speaking, your meticulously laid out road plan may have some bumps, potholes or even road blocks that will make you rethink your direction. What we are here to tell you is that it is okay to redirect and re-focus. It is okay to hold the grand vision of how you want your year to pan out in your head and act in ways that alter the forethought reality based on changes that happen around you. It is called adaptability, the ability to move with the times and trends. As we all know execution is what brings the best laid plans to life. By all means plan, because ‘fail to plan and plan to fail’, but always leave enough room to readjust to the differing situations that life brings.
Make a decision today. Decide that you will enjoy your year no matter what. Do not allow a potentially great year to be ruined due to unforeseen alterations to initial plan. Live life! Read books! Go out! Meet People, Connect! Create and most importantly drink lots and lots of Coffee!
The sooner we accept that one of the only things constant in life is change and we learn to adapt to these changes, the easier life would be for us all.
So cheers to a Neo Year, to productivity, to change (No APC) and to adaptability!