Why the 2nd January is the most important day of the year.
Happy New Year!
New Year’s Day — despite the inevitable sore head, ringing in the new year is a chance to see the world all shiny and new. A fresh start. An opportunity to make changes to your life that will see you happier, richer, slimmer and fitter this time next year? Possibly.
In my native Slovenia its believed that if you get up early on New Year’s Day, you will get up early through the whole year. If you lie in bed — that’s you late the whole year. A word of warning as we all know its the early bird who catches the worm. The idea of a fresh start is an interesting one. The thought of a clean 12 months ahead gives so many people a huge philosophical boost. So much so they make life changing promises to themselves. The majority wont seem them fulfilled but still, year after year, resolutions are made and broken, made and broken.
The start of the year brings reflection on the past and hope for the future.
That’s why, what you’re thinking on the 2nd January, and the days after that, interest me so much more. What if, rather than just at the start of the year, we applied the New Year’s Day excitement, focus and hope to every single day?
Breaking away from the noise and chaos, directing our attention to what’s important. Giving ourselves the freedom to change and adapt, with hopes and goals evolving through every day. Not just the first day.
I see my children do this. Every day they bounce out of bed with a renewed focus on the task in hand. Whatever their current passion or interest, that’s the priority for the day.
Nothing gets in their way.
That’s why I’m making my New Year’s Resolution a New Day’s Resolution. Asking myself every morning, ‘What’s happening today?, What do I want to achieve?, How am I going to get that done?’
While we are talking big moments for 2017 though, this year brings with it a big moment for me and our team. The launch of our technology that will, we hope, transform people’s lives — the way they work, the way they communicate. People like us who want to focus on what’s most important –not rattle through life at warp speed.
I look forward to telling you more about the app later this month, but for now, consider what your resolution for just today might be. Where are you going to focus? Even if it’s just to get downstairs, clear away the champagne bottles and make a coffee.