I just read a startling (and very sad) statistic — Monday, Jan 20 is supposedly the most depressing day of the year.
Why? Because it’s 3 weeks after New Year’s Day and now it’s just sinking in to most people that all the promise and hope and resolutions they started 2014 with is nothing more than a house of cards. Nothing has changed from last year and, even worst, nothing will change.
Yikes. No wonder why everyone is depressed.
However, there IS good news. This doesn’t have to be your reality. You CAN make sure 2014 is different from all the disappointing years that have come before.
Now I talk about this in way more detail in my podcast PW Unplugged — Is 2014 Starting Off Strong? Or is it Turning Into a Dud? (Worse — the Same Dud as 2013) but I wanted to share one of the secrets right here in case you haven’t had time to listen to it quite yet.
It lies in the famous Einstein quote “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
This quote literally helped transform my business from solo-peneur to owner of a copywriting company, and now I’m using it again to take my biz to the next level.
So how does this apply to you and how you can make sure 2014 is not a same-old, same-old frustrating repeat? Well, one thing is to take a look at how you approach the start of your year. Are you someone who does a detailed, specific plan? Do you do nothing at all? Or is it something in between?
Whatever it is, this year, do something completely different. If you’re a planner, put the plan away and see how it feels to not have a plan. Or maybe try planning a different way than you normally do. If you don’t plan, block off time this week to put a plan in place.
Are you squirming a bit? Good — you should be feeling uncomfortable. That’s how you know you’re on the right path to breaking the mold of how your years always seem to turn out.
Want to learn more? Then check out this week’s podcast. And I’d love to hear YOUR stories — leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.