Review your beliefs (your future self will thank you!)

I’ve been reading Michael Hyatt’s Your Best Year Ever. I made a video about some of about the first third of it. I’m planning to finish it this week.

Here are some of the things I go over in the video:

  • Look at your past year: It’s important to reflect on the past. You can reflect on what went wrong, see what lessons you learned, and apply that to the future. You can also be grateful for all the things that went well. It’s easy to overlook.
  • Beliefs are powerful: You might have some negative beliefs that are holding you down. Take a look at the beliefs you have in your life. They come from many places. Maybe you grew up with that belief. Maybe you think the world is falling apart because you check the news 10 times a day. Maybe you think you’re the only person without a perfect life because you check social media 100 times a day.
  • 4 Rs: Use these four steps to process those beliefs: recognize, record, review, reframe (or REJECT).

It’s a new year and I’m planning my own year out.

I read a lot of books last year and was thinking of how to combine this and that with that and this to come up with an annual planning method.

Instead, I’m going to work through the steps in this book and trust the process. (Okay I might try to do some 12-Week Year scoring, too.)

One of my goals this year is to focus on videos. (The old pivot-to-video!)

I wrote about this in the last newsletter: Making videos helps me get out of my head more than writing does. A short video is more engaging and energizing to make than a short post is. And writing long posts makes me really less present in the days that I’m in the midst of it.

I’ll write short posts to go along with the videos. I also want to start putting some posts together as I learn to draw.

Last year I tried to move away from writing about writing, blogging about blogging, all that meta stuff. I enjoy that though, so I’m going to go ahead and do it but make sure it isn’t just about writing. It’ll at least be writing about drawing or writing about making videos or writing about podcasting. 

Writing about things that are fun to me. (One step toward my best year ever!)