The case for delayed gratification
What’s going to be special about 2016? You’ll be taking yourself with you, so it’ll be much the same as last year unless you make it different.
I often fall victim to the massive annual to do list. I clear my desk in late December. Then I create a whole new rod for my back with an impressive forecast of things I am going to achieve in the New Year.
There are two problems with this. One is obvious. The list is so long that I’m already tired by the end of the first month. It clutters my head, making me easily distracted rather than focused.