It’s a new year, and tradition dictates that resolutions be made. So, let 2013 be the year that you resolve to free yourself from the bonds of worn-out bromides.
- Feel free to reinvent the wheel. Everything can use a refresh, even this timeless circular object that revolves on an axle.
- Be someone other than yourself. In the words of Mark Twain, “’Be Yourself’ is the worst advice you can give some people.”
- Keep your eye off the ball. Better to watch for the bat.
- Avoid wearing the shoe just because it fits. Style matters too, people.
- Think inside the box. It’s quieter and more conducive to contemplation.
- Skip the low hanging fruit. Get yourself an inexpensive ladder and go after the high stuff.
- Hit the ground walking. Unless you’re being chased, running is overrated. Plus, 9 times out of ten, if you hit the ground running, you’ll face-plant.
- Bear it, but no grinning. Grinning in the face of adversity just makes you look like a psycho.
- Take it two days at a time. Double your results!
And make sure to “Do” all those cliché “Don’ts”:
- Burn the candle at both ends. You’ll get twice the light.
- Go there. Sometimes the discomfort of others can be fun.
- Judge a book by its cover. It’s much, much faster that way.
- Put the cart before the horse. Horses are good at pushing, too.
- Make a mountain out of a molehill. Especially if you want a mountain and not a molehill.
- Look a gift horse in the mouth. Some gifts have really, really bad teeth.
- Shoot the messenger. Often they’re asking for it.
Follow this sage advice, and I guarantee 2013 will be vastly different from 2012. Possibly even better.
Today’s Fact Cetera
Coffee is made from seeds, not beans.