Week 1 ‘18 reflection

The first week of the rest of my life.

That’s how I’ve felt this past week. It feels good to set lofty goals and to start on the journey toward achieving them. Not much has changed this week as far as life or plans, but by the same token, everything has changed. My vision is clearer and my habits are more in line with what I want to see happen. Even though the world around me is the same, I see a different one in front of me.

I wonder how many people have felt the same thing this past week? I wonder how long it will last this year? With the right strategy, habits can change, goals can be achieved.

On another note, I think I may have struck a chord with my blog post yesterday. It literally got 50x the traffic than my average blog post. In 7 months of blogging it’s the closest thing to “going viral” I’ve seen with any of my posts. I have really enjoyed watching it get shared and liked. It’s also been interesting to read and respond to the messages and comments. People want good bosses, and too many have had bad experiences with poor leadership. But I worry we are placing too much blame instead of taking enough ownership over our situations. I’ve read a few books this past week that might help with that: 1) The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone, and 2) Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. These are fantastic reads. Motivational, really. Something I have been pondering from what I’ve read is: “how often we do decrease our target instead of increasing our activity?”

That’s all for the first week of 2018. It’s been a great start to the year. Let’s see how we can do better next week to increase our positivity and activity.