The change of the calendar is a time to reflect, reset, ditch the bad habits, adopt best practices, and make course corrections in our lives that improve our situations. Best-selling author, speaker, and positivity coach Jon Gordon has 21 tips for a positive 2023 that are worth considering.
Chief among them is to stay positive. In politics, the entire focus is almost always on the argument, the dispute between people about the best way forward for our society and the good of humanity. This synapse where disagreement takes place can consume people and turn their outlooks downright negative. Negativity can sabotage us in our personal and professional lives. It’s important to separate ourselves from the debate itself, and remain upbeat and positive in our own lives, even while events of the world seem fraught with peril for the next generation. It is up to us to be the beacon of hope and happiness for those who follow.
Gordon isn’t involved in politics — he’s in life and leadership coaching. But for those who are deeply engaged in politics, this is perhaps the most important habit they can adopt for 2023. Remember, you can be firm in your convictions, yet remain a happy warrior.
Gordon also recommends a daily “gratitude walk.” Also encouraged by life coach Tony Robbins, it can help us reset our way of thinking about our lives. It’s walking while intentionally focusing on all we are grateful for, and it’s harder than it sounds. Those who do this regularly report measurable benefits in their lives and the lives of their family members. The gratitude walk doesn’t need to be long, but it helps to get outside for this activity, rather than doing a mall walk.
Gordon also reminds us to “remember your why,” which is that very thing that drives us to get out of bed each morning. It might be your children, your spouse, or your faith in God. It’s your core reason for doing what you do. What is driving you? Keep that written down in your wallet, particularly.
Gordon, author of books such a The Power of Positive Leadership, is a nationally known speaker at business conferences and consults with leaders across the country to help them improve their leadership performance through the power of positivity.
His principles have been used by many Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, schools, hospitals, and non-profit groups. He has authored 26 books, including 12 best sellers. The Energy Bus has sold over 2 million copies, and The Carpenter was a top 5 business book of the year. He also wrote Training Camp, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden, and others. Find out more about Jon Gordon at this link. Sign up for his newsletters here.
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The final tip from Gordon is to enjoy the ride. You only have one trip through life, so make the most of it and enjoy it.
What are the changes you will make in your life for the New Year? Go to the gym? Read your Bible? Attend church? Fix your snow machine? Call your mom? Get your neighbors to vote? Share your best ideas, resolutions, and goals for 2023 in the comment section below.