Today started like any other day. Except that the last day of the year is tomorrow. At the back of my mind a small nuisance nags at me, hounding me to come up with some grand plan. Some “resolution” about something I need to change in the year that follows.
And yet I cannot think of anything other than “get healthier” which seems lame an uncreative. What if I don’t need to change something. Or improve something? This year, for me, it’s about doing something.
Many of us, myself included, rely on external triggers to perform any kind of change in our lives. And what is a “new year” if not another trigger we can forget about then blame when that date leaves us behind.
No. This time the “resolution” is now. It is always now.
If the time to change is now, can we blame the tools or lack thereof for us not making those changes happen? I recently stumbled across this post by Seth Godin that basically says the only thing you need to be able to do anything you want, is you.
And that’s it. It’s all about you. About me. About the people.
If you choose to use tools such as apps, notebooks, calendars or anything else, the most important thing I can suggest is to always remember what they are and what you are. The tools are just that, tools. Things you can use to get the right things done to achieve your goals. Becoming a slave to the “system” no longer makes your goals about you and when this happens your motivation to achieve them diminishes quickly.