Why is it that we're always trying to "fix" ourselves at the beginning of each year? Declaring that things will be different, that we'll suddenly become better human beings. As if we're somehow flawed and might finally redeem ourselves.
Sure, there is some motivation in other people's ideas, but don't forget about the power your actions have to inspire you. The best inspiration comes from the application of ideas, not the consumption of them.
This should be your mantra. It should be a tiny voice screaming in your ear every day. It should be the motto on your coat of arms. If you always believe that you're good enough, you will have the chance to capture the essence of what makes you and your work unique.
I think it's time to set a higher standard in health and medicine by integrating scientifically-proven behavior changes rather than defaulting to a prescription because "we're busy and it's easier" or ordering another test to appease the patient.
Without fail, the beginning of a new year bombards us with resolution chatter. Will you exercise more in 2016? Eat healthier? Save more money? How are you going to improve yourself over the next 12 months?
Well, it's not you, it's your resolutions. We make them, and statistically all but 8% of New Year's Resolutions are kept. The job, the man, life. The kids, the divorce, the move, financial insecurity. The patriarchy. Women's roles.