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  • Writer's pictureRobert Norton

I love a good reset.

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

It is probably no surprise that I am a big fan of New Year's resolutions. Let's be honest; I like a good goal-setting session any time of year. Give me my journal, a high-quality pen, and thirty minutes to myself, and I will conjure up a version of the future worth jumping out of bed for. As they say, nothing improves your aim like a target.

One of my 2022 resolutions is to get stronger. Being north of forty has not come without its indignities. In late November, I pulled a back muscle getting out my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. That's right. I injured myself baking. To make things worse, it was the week before we went on a scuba diving trip—our first in 2.5 years.

The chiropractor gently reminded me: If I want to live a long, fun-filled life, I will have to take better physical care of myself.

Scuba diving is a hobby I plan to do well into retirement, so I need to invest in activities today that will support that lifelong goal. At the very least, I'd like to be able to lift kitchen equipment without fearing for my safety.

The path to sustained progress begins with small tests of change. I think resolutions are best when they are:

  1. Tied to a compelling vision (What do I want my personal and professional life to be like?)

  2. Made in the spirit of experimentation (What do I want to try?)

  3. Reviewed and adjusted (What worked? What didn't? Why and what's next?)

I've created a New Year Reset Activity as a guided reflection to support you.

Based on the last two years, there is no telling what this one will bring. But a strong sense of where you want to go can be a port in the storm. So, cozy up with a notebook this week and start the year with intention.


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