Happy New Year!
Today is the last day of 2013.
But tomorrow is opening day of the New Year.
What are you going to do this year to rewrite your script, improve your show, bring fresh characters to the stage?
You think you’re done writing new scripts? [Hint: If you’re still breathing, you’re not done.]
Ask yourself every day what you’re going to improve upon compared to yesterday. Make this a habit in the New Year.
Do you think your boss would say, “No, I really can’t handle you being a more engaged and committed employee. Can you please go back to the lackadaisical person you were yesterday?”
Do you think your child would say, “No, I really don’t want you to put down your phone and to focus on me and my needs for a change. Can you go back to being the distracted adult like everyone else?”
Do you think your partner would say, “No, I really can’t handle you making me feel more loved and appreciated because of who I am. Can you go back to being the self-absorbed dictator you normally are?”
Do you think your friend would say, “No, I don’t want you to be more supportive of my choices and the changes I’m making. Can you go back being the uninterested friend that wants to party and have fun but doesn’t care what’s going on in my life?”
If your employers, family, and friends would all be okay with you improving your show day-by-day, then you’re the only thing standing in your way.
So, go ahead, make your New Year’s Resolutions to be better this year. But I challenge you to resolve to be better each and every day, regardless of whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of a year.
2014: Take ownership of your show.
P.S. I really can’t handle you working on being a better reader right now. Go spend time with your friends and family and apply what you just read.
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As a speaker and author, Curtis Zimmerman has impacted over one million people with his life-changing messages and award-winning programs. Curtis is an expert at transforming organizations by inspiring individuals to live their lives at performance level.
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