Earlier this week I stumbled across this photo of a list of “10 things that require zero talent” and I started thinking about how great of a reminder this list is.
Then I thought to myself, “I know I’ve seen this list before, I actually think I might have already blogged about it, maybe I should go back and check out that blog post”.
So, I Yahooed “Cróga CrossFit zero talent” and BOOM, a blog post I wrote in May of this year (2016) popped right up, titled 10 Things That Require Zero Talent.
If you have been following for awhile, you most likely read it, if not, feel free to go back and give it a read, it’s fantastic piece of writing if I might say so myself…
The funny part is, when I read the list earlier this week I had many of the same thoughts, but I also had some new ideas, so I figured, what the hell?, let’s go for a blog post part 2.
Since it’s mid-December and the New Year is just around the corner, I think this list is a great way to focus our attention to areas that we’ve been lacking and make the decision to improve them.
Most people have 2 or 3 or 5 or maybe even 7 things on the list that they do well.
But there are very few out there that can honestly say they could give themselves an A in every category every day of the year.
As I look at the list and think about myself in 2016 there are a few that I know I could use some improvement in, and since I’m asking you to take this list and assess yourself, why not share my own?
Here we go…
Being on time: When I was younger and had less responsibility I always prided myself on being early for everything. As more and more gets stacked on my plate and I try to fit more and more in a day I have seen this slip from time to time. So I’m going to make a conscious effort to be early more often this next year.
Body language: I don’t get too upset very often, but when I do I tend to wear my emotions. I am going to make an effort to verbalize my emotions sooner and get them over with so I can go back to being my happy and positive self quicker.
Passion: Although I am very passionate about certain areas of my life, there are some that I neglect or aren’t passionate enough about. I am going to do my best to be more emotionally involved in the areas that sometimes take a back seat.
In the interest of time, I’m just going to give you those three, but I encourage you to read the list, think objectively and make the decisions to affect change.
Then, take your notes, email them to yourself or post them somewhere that you’ll see them regularly and use them to become the person that you want to be.
You are in control of your own life and grabbing the bull by the horns and doing the work necessary to improve as a human is some of the hardest, but most rewarding work that you can do.
So get to it! And let us know how and when we can help.
Here’s to a 2017 filled with personal improvements physically, mentally and emotionally!