Moderately Improve

It’s January, go ahead. Maybe this won’t be a year-long marathon of self-transformation, though. Maybe this year will be more like multiple sprints. Can’t cut the sugar? What about one day a week? I bet that’s possible to maintain over a year, and that’s 52 days that you kept the commitment. Will you see real improvement? Maybe not, but worst case scenario you’ll become moderately better at keeping a resolution.

Although, be skeptical of self-improvement. Time management is the real focus, not you. Don’t strive for an ideal self, it’s overrated and kind of nonexistent. But basic time management skills? That’s a real game changer. Even moderately better time management gives you the handle on a life completely out of grasp in 2017. And I’ll give you a hint: less is more.

I think of this in terms of creativity. It’s a practice that requires a lot of time. I’ve been avoiding creative pursuits, alluding to lack of time, because that leaves my potential a mystery and saves me from failure/disappointment/frustration. I could be better at [x] if I wanted, “just not right now.”

This year is about time management, replacing the blah with the ‘this makes me feel human.’ For one afternoon a week, I’m going to do a creative sprint, 52 sprints in 2018. That’s moderate improvement.

You may not attain the highest height with one leap but my dear; you will reach your destination.

Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

2 thoughts on “Moderately Improve

  1. Love this! I hope you share your experience (when you’re ready—though you don’t have to 😉 )

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    Carissa Galloway *Stranger Studio* *Founder, Art Director* — w // stranger.studio e // carissa@stranger.studio p // 586.744.1436

    On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 7:45 AM, the Q U O T I D I A N wrote:

    > danaedracht posted: “It’s January, go ahead. Maybe this won’t be a > year-long marathon of self-transformation, though. Maybe this year will be > more like multiple sprints. Can’t cut the sugar? What about one day a week? > I bet that’s possible to maintain over a year, and that’s ” >

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