Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? Have you had difficulty keeping all of them? Or, like me, did you simply postpone making them? Fear not. I have a plan for those of us who’ve either bumbled our new beginning or forgot to push restart.
My plan comes from the wisdom of 92-year-old producer Norman Lear: “There are two small words that are important and mostly overlooked: over and next. When something is over, it is over. Everything is about what comes next.” (TV Guide, October 27-Nov. 9, p. 7)
Stop dwelling on anything you’ve done or failed to do last year, this year, or any other year: it’s OVER.
Now focus on what you want to do NEXT!
Instead of worrying over what you haven’t written yet, write now. Jot down a few words about the present moment, the story of your life, or wisdom to help another.
In the words of Samuel Beckett:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.