8 Ways To Make This Year Your Best Ever

Are you ready to make this year your best ever? I sure am and as if right no cue the inspiration to energize me to move towards that goal keep coming across my path, sometimes from unusual places. This quote is a good example.  It comes from a comic on xkcd.com a site that is witty blend of romance, sarcasm, math and language.

Take wrong turns
Talk to strangers
Open unmarked doors
If you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing
You’re curious and smart and bored and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off
There are so many adventures you miss because you are waiting to think of a plan
To find them look for tiny, interesting choices
And remember that you are always making up the future as you go

This quote struck me as a perfect way to keep me moving on a path to a brilliant, wildly fabulous, everything-I-ever-dreamed of year. I hope these words inspire this year for you, too.

Make This Year Your Best Ever #1 Take Wrong Turns

Make This Year Your Best Ever #2 Talk To Strangers Make This Year Your Best Ever #3 Open Unmarked Doors

Make This Year Your Best Ever #4 If you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing

Make This Year Your Best Ever #6 You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking offMake This Year Your Best Ever #7 There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan

Make This Year Your Best Ever #8 Make tiny interesting choices

Make This Year Your Best Ever #8 And remember that you are always making up the future as you go

Now go get started on making this year your best ever!

Sources:

  • The original comic by physics guy/cartoonist Randall Munroe included this quote – Choices: Part 4 
  • All photos are from Flickr and to see the original source click on the image.

Comments

  1. Debbie Hughes says

    I am currently finishing up my accounting degree. I am also just beginning a real estate brokerage class. But I have come to realize that I would like to go to design school. I live in western North Carolina. Do you have any suggestions for me? I am over 50 years old and am trying to reinvent myself.

    • It is never too late to reinvent yourself, Debbie. I recommend that you give some thought as to what it is that draws you to a design career. I would find a way to give it a try. Perhaps talk to people already doing the job you are interested in or even spend some time shadowing them during part of their day. There are many courses including my Color Consultant Program that can help you get started by specializing in aspect of design. Staging may be another route for you to get started since you mention an interest in Real Estate, too.

  2. Debbie,
    If design is what you want, go ahead with my (all of our?) best wishes behind you. I myself would like to see fewer accountants and more glorious designers in this world.
    I wasn’t sure I understood the quote until I went to the website. On the site, the phrases are not broken up by pictures, but are all part of a paragraph. They make more sense because with separate pictures, you are left looking for a specific answer but in the original, they are simply part of a whole thought.
    It made more sense to me to see their connection.

  3. Spot on!
    Love it Kate!
    All the best for the always existing present to you and yours – always – all ways <3

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