I tend towards audiobooks that I can learn something from, so either personal development books or biographies.
One motivational writer who I have read a few books by is Jon Gordon and his latest book, written with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page really caught my attention.
2013 was kind of a write off year for me. Thankfully, nothing bad happened, but likewise I don't think I did myself justice. I had a sense of feeling like I was waiting for something to happen and the reality is in life you make things happen. For 12 months I sat waiting and unsurprisingly, nothing happened. I haven't been unhappy as such, but I don't think I felt the joy I could have and I certainly don't think that I was grateful enough for the opportunities and luxuries I have.
As the year has drawn to a close, I have found that the things I normally enjoy - like Christmas and my birthday which is just a couple of weeks away - aren't really holding the same excitement as they did previously and I think it's all down to the state of inertia I was in for 2013. I lost my sparkle a bit.
For 2014, I want things to be different. I want to achieve the things that I didn't achieve in 2013. I want to remember to be grateful for my blessings. I want to sparkle.I'm a big Woody Allen fan and this quote from Annie Hall rings very true for me at the moment:
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
I don't want my life to be a dead shark..metaphorically speaking. I want my life to be moving forward and only I can control that.
So my word for 2014 is going to be:
Pretty simple, but actually for 2013 I didn't do enough. In 2014, I want to stop procrastinating, stop waiting. Actually make some positive strides towards the things I want to have in my life.
So here's to an amazing 2014 for us all, I know that I'm going to be "doing" great things. How about you?