Well, you know
We all want to change the world
– Opening lines from the song Revolution by the Beatles
It’s getting close to that time of year when people start creating New Year’s resolutions.
Even though I’m not sure if I’ll be setting any resolutions for 2022, I thought I would share the latest Pinkcast from Dan Pink in which he shares advice on how to set such resolution in just seven simple steps.
Actually, it’s just one resolution.
Here’s the video, which is then followed by a list of the seven steps:
- Look back on the previous year. New Year’s resolutions begin with old year’s regrets.
- Fill in the blank: “If only I _______________.”
- Make a long list of your If Only regrets.
- Pick the one — and only one — that bugs you the most.
- Make that — and only that — your New Year’s resolution. Less is more.
- Put an action plan into place by setting private commitments on the even-numbered days of January.
- Tell others what you’re doing so they can hold you accountable.
It seems like solid advice, but it also seems like a sales pitch for his latest book, which is about regrets. This is the third Pinkcast in a row that seems to be a sales pitch.
I have no problem with that. Authors need to promote their work, and he has done a great job of building up his subscriber list, so what not use that list to market his book.
I wish Dan the best with his new book; it is on my reading list.
And while I don’t have any resolutions in mind, I hope none of you have a resolution to stop reading this blather every day…
*image from musicasamedium