Watch everyone else set New Year’s resolutions. You know better.
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Happy New Year!
Each year, I start off with a theme for the year.
What will 2014 be?
To come up with the answer, a few months ago, I asked some of my readers for their toughest questions. I was hoping for questions on psychology, personal development, careers, social skills, negotiation, entrepreneurship, maybe even a few questions about Indian people.
Here are some of the actual questions I got:
“Do you believe in Ancient Aliens?” –Samantha
“How to get that ‘fuck you money’?” –Sanjaya
“Can you imagine (and this should take some time) losing several of those things most dear to you (your entire family/your professional reputation/your home/your Stanford connections, etc)? I mean it, really dig deep into the misery, stay there for a while. Then, can you imagine how you would start again? You are alone; it all has to come from the now-depleted you. Where would the light first begin to re-enter?” –Jane
THOSE ARE REAL QUESTIONS. Forgive me while I take a few moments to ponder where the light of my heart is going to re-enter my life, or whatever that last question says.
On Monday, I’ll be sharing the 2014 theme with you. Stay tuned.
For now, turn on the news. Visit your favorite website. Notice everyone talking about New Year’s resolutions…and know that you’re going to focus on SYSTEMS over WILLPOWER. As Scott Adams said, “Losers have goals. Winners have systems.”
This is going to be the best year yet.
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P.P.S. What’s one thing you want to accomplish this year but you’re not sure how? Leave a comment (even anonymously). I’ll try to help if I can.