For all your life, you may have aimed for perfection. And when trying to make progress, you likely believed that this progress should be linear. But all this focus on improving for improvement’s sake can be exhausting, and as you make your resolutions for 2023, you may want to try a different approach this year.
We thought this recent article from the Wall Street Journal was interesting and want to highlight some of its main points for your consideration as you think about your plans for the New Year.
- It’s about progress, not perfection—Making progress should be valued for what it’s worth. When you try something new, perfection should not necessarily be your final goal.
- Embrace the opportunity to be “bad” at something—When you try something new, it’s normal to be bad at it. Embrace the learning curve and remember everyone has to start somewhere.
- Learn for the sake of trying something new—Learning something new is exciting, and even if you remain a beginner for a long time, there is nothing wrong with this.
- Embrace the experience as a whole—Instead of setting an end goal, pinpoint your focus on simply embracing the experience and enjoying what it offers.
- Don’t worry about monetization or going pro—Many people attempt to learn new skills for the sake of monetizing their abilities or taking what they learned to a professional level. But it is alright to do something simply to enjoy things without the pressure of monetization or becoming a pro.
Perhaps one of our favourite themes in this article was that you should enlist help when required and learn from others’ experiences. Use experts for areas of your life or business where you don’t wish to focus.
For example, if you would rather place your efforts on other areas of your life besides financial planning, leave this to our experts at BlueRock Wealth Management. Learn more by reaching out to us as you solidify your financial goals for 2023.