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Be More In Twenty-Four!

January 02 2024 – Nick Massie

Be More In Twenty-Four!
Be More In Twenty-Four!

Happy New Year from The IAMFAM!

This year feels different. I haven't heard the term "New Year's Resolutions" even once.

Other terms are popping up like goals and vision and purpose and the infamous "best version of myself".

I think back to a decade ago when I'd publish my new year's post. It seemed like setting resolutions was a requirement for everyone.

That being said, I'm here to encourage you today. 

You can be so much more in 2024!

A few weeks back, my buddy Aaron Hoff shared this youtube video of Jordan Peterson talking about Discipline:

I really like the video and recommend you give it a watch/listen.

I've listened to the video over 30 times, mostly when I run with my dog, Wally.

One of the parts I'd like to touch on today is where he talks about BEING SO MUCH MORE!

He says that he never tells people that they are good the way they are. Jordan gives two example of why that's a bad idea:

  1. If someone is having a really hard time and they don't feel good about themselves and you tell them that they are okay the way they are, then they will feel hopeless.
  2. If someone is 17-years-old and you tell them that they're good the way they are, you rob then of 60 years of getting better.

I'm here today to encourage you to be better. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of human development, there is always room for improvement.

You can be so much more in 2024!

Turn can'ts into cans and dreams into plans by creating a vision board for this year and the years to come. Here's how:

Ten steps to help you develop a vision board of your future:

  1. Set your intentions: Clarify your goals and aspirations. What do you want to achieve or manifest in your life?
  2. Gather materials: Collect magazines, newspapers, images, quotes, and any other materials that resonate with your vision.
  3. Create a sacred space: Find a quiet and comfortable area where you can focus and be inspired. Clear any clutter and make it a dedicated space for your vision board.
  4. Visualize your goals: Close your eyes and imagine your ideal future. What does it look like? How does it feel? This will help you gain clarity on what to include on your vision board.
  5. Select images and words: Browse through your collected materials and choose the ones that align with your vision. Look for images that evoke positive emotions and represent your desired outcomes.
  6. Arrange and glue: Start arranging your chosen images and words on a board or poster. Experiment with different layouts until you find a composition that feels right to you. Then, glue them down.
  7. Add personal touches: Include personal photos, affirmations, or handwritten notes to make your vision board even more meaningful and reflective of your unique journey.
  8. Display your vision board: Find a prominent place where you can see your vision board every day. It could be on a wall, your desk, or any other location that allows you to connect with it regularly.
  9. Reflect and visualize: Take a few moments each day to look at your vision board. Visualize yourself already living your dreams and goals. Feel the emotions associated with achieving them.
  10. Take inspired action: Use your vision board as a source of motivation and inspiration. Let it guide you in setting goals, making decisions, and taking steps towards manifesting your vision.

As always, any advice I give to you, I am first giving to myself. 

I am doing this with my family and with my team here at Ice Age Meals.

It will take discipline, but, to steal from the cliche above,

"The best version of you is the disciplined version of you."

Other things I recommend are:

  • Waking Up Early
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Stretching
  • Sauna
  • Cold Water Therapy (shower or tub)
  • Human Connection
  • Quiet Time
  • Prayer
  • Reading
  • Spending Time In Nature Every Day

Okay. I've got a long list, so I have to wrap this up.

Your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them.

Let's get busy getting better this year.

If this encouraged you in any way, please let me know and be sure to shoot me a photo of your vision board when it is done!

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

(Speaking of Vision Board... Cruising 93 at mile 372 in Montana.)