Set Yourself Up for Success With a New Year’s Theme

Episode #26

New Year’s is a time to reflect and ponder resolutions. Maybe you want to lose weight by eating more healthily or exercising more frequently. Maybe you want to read more books, discover new music, or see your friends more often. The list goes on.

But resolutions like these are usually abandoned by mid-January because they leave little room for meaningful growth. They force you to change your habits through sheer willpower, rather than work to change your attitudes and motivation.

If you’re one of the many people who struggle to keep their New Year’s resolutions, you might be better off setting a New Year’s theme instead.

In this episode, Dylan talks about New Year’s themes as a realistic and viable alternative to New Year’s resolutions and how you can create yours.

Show Highlights

  • [02:07] On the time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions
  • [04:06] Weight loss as a New Year’s resolution
  • [10:44] On setting a New Year’s theme instead of a resolution
  • [12:39] Why your New Year’s theme has to be broad
  • [15:20] Why your New Year’s theme needs to be directional
  • [16:27] Why your New Year’s theme has to be resonant

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