Happy New Year! Its’ That Time to Reflect!
2016 was an amazing year and saw the launch of this new platform revolutionizing the way we search for freelancers. All work aside, it’s about 9pm EST, NYE and I’m sitting here wondering What Can I Do To Make 2017 Better?
First I started looking back on 2016. What did I do in 16′ that I can do better in 17′? I realized my accomplishments are made up of 2 things 1) Milestones I Achieved but also 2) What I Have Contributed. People want to be remembered long after they pass; whether on a global scale or within their community. When they same my name, what will they remember? I helped launch a business, got married, traveled the world, worked out more, made new friends, sold a ton of stuff, reached career goals. That’s all good, but What Have I Contributed? I helped homeless people find comfort in a time of need, helped champion athletes achieve their dreams, helped a lost soul find direction, I… and then I hit a road block.
I need to contribute more.
That sort of hit a nerve. So I have some sort of direction for 2017. How do I act up on it? I was in a spin class this morning (for the first time since college…ouch) and heard an inspiring speech:
“Don’t make a resolution for one day. Wake up each day with conviction. 365 days, wake up every day, go out there and execute. Set goals and crush those goals”
In 2017, my goal is to Contribute More. And by that I don’t mean financially & materialistically. I will teach people what I know. I will share my experiences and help people learn from them. I will learn how to manage my time better and by doing so, I will donate spare time to those in need. I will share an infectious smile with everyone I meet. And most importantly, I will leave a lasting impression.
I want to leave you with one last quote from the inspiring Tony Robbins:
“Life is really about creating meaning. And meaning does not come from what you get, it comes from what you give. Ultimately it’s not what you get that will make you happy long term, but rather who you become and what you contribute will.”
Happy New Year & Cheers to 2017!