24 Jan The 3-word daily habit to make this year your best year yet
It’s almost getting too late to say “happy new year” but it’s never too late to aim for happiness.
And with happiness in mind, 2020 is a great time to become your best.
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via the Ladders by May Busch
Would you like to make this your best year ever?
Now, lots of things go into having a great year. Like setting out your goals and vision, creating a plan for getting there, and taking action. Plus, it helps to have a bit of luck along the way.
But while these are important things to do and have, they’re only part of the picture and a lot of it is outside your control.
Alongside the planning and the luck, you need a strategy that’s completely in your control and happens on a day-to-day level.
That’s where a key to success I learned from my father just a few months ago comes in. It’s helped him live a wonderful life and been a game-changer for me. Maybe it can help you too.
What I Learned from My Father
My father recently retired after a 60-year career in academia. His university hosted a 2-day celebration honoring his legacy, which ended with my father giving a personal speech.
After he’d thanked everyone for attending and shared some memories and highlights, he said, “… and I’ve enjoyed every day.”
And my father really meant it. He has enjoyed every day. Yet, things haven’t always been rosy in my father’s life.
In his youth, he and his family lived through times of war in China and ultimately fled the country with just a small bag each.
As an adult, he faced financial pressures supporting a young family plus various relatives on a junior academic’s salary, serious illnesses and deaths in the family, and challenges at work like being passed over for promotion and grant funding falling through. And that’s just what I remember.
Yet he found a way to enjoy every day…
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