And allowed me to focus like never before
With all the choices you have today, it's hard, I know....
Yeah, times have changed, and we do things much different now
That's the natural evolution, but some things continue to hold true still today
And those who have the ability to focus and execute on their plan will win the long game
This goes for everything in life, both your personal and professional endeavors
But if you want to achieve this level of focus, you have to go all in
You can't keep doing things half-ass and hoping for results
It just doesn't work that way, and it never will
But it's what I see over an over again
And you're only losing time...
2021 was a game changer
It's when I started creating content
But it wasn't until 2022 that it all came full circle...
The year started of great for me, but then my content changed
And I started talking more about personal branding and personal development
Because of this, the attention I was attracting before was not as interested in my content
This was a tough pill for me to swallow, and I thought about giving up on LinkedIn
Maybe you're not creating, but I'd bet that you've had similar feelings before
It could be with your professional career or a side gig you're building
But instead of giving up, I focused on staying true to myself
And the message that I want to share with you all
Which means I continued to create daily
And as the year comes to an end
I'm seeing momentum...
I've always been an athlete
And I'm amazed at what our bodies can do
The more I physically improve, so does everything else...
But if you're like me, sometimes you're active and other times not
This was the story for me over the past decade and I could never stay focused
I would let work and other personal issues get in the way of my important physical activity
At some point, I would realize that I was no longer in shape and needed a change
So, I would start again, but then after some time, I would drop off again
But this year was different, and I made it a priority of mine
Even if I couldn't get in a full workout some days
I still tried to sweat and keep moving
Now it's a highlight of my day
And I feel amazing...
Love is essential
Without it, you're missing out
Because when you find it, nothing else matters
Yeah, you will still have to deal with your shit day to day
But having someone by your side is a connection like no other
You can have all the friends in the world, who give you tons of good love
But you won't extract the same value from it as the person you wake up next too
For me, relationships have always been a bit of a challenge, but it's clear to me why that is
It goes back to the beginning, and what I said about all the options we have today
And as the population continues to grow, you will only have more options
But that doesn't mean you have to be tempted by all of them
Instead, you can give your heart to someone
Which takes tremendous vulnerability
But it's worth all the benefits
Of growing together...
I'm shocked I got this far
Without giving you all the one word
That will help you focus and execute in 2023...
That said, with all the writing I've done this year, I'm learning
Learning that the more focused you are, the quicker you will improve
And that goes for my writing as well, the more consistent I am, the better I get
But consistency is not for the weak, and takes a tremendous amount of work and effort
Just like I put into my content creation, physical activity, and my relationship
Even better, I publish this stuff publicly, which keeps me accountable
It's why I had one of the most transformable years of my life
I stopped half-assing things and went all in instead
And because of it, I'm laser focused for 2023
And ready to do it all over again
Evening adding things
To commit to!
What commitments are you making for 2023?
Steven Arthure George
Happy New Year everyone and be safe if you're going out!