It’s January 2nd and I don’t have any of my priorities written down for 2019.

Normally, I would be kicking myself in the ass for dragging my feet, but this year, I’m trying this new thing where I give myself more of a break.

I’m not exactly sure why, but I tend to have unusually high self expectations.

I know what you’re thinking: “Great, just what the internet needs! Yet another (bearded) white dude bragging about how he is special.”

I promise it’s not like that. In fact, instead of a badge of honor, it’s more of a curse.

With me, I’m either productive or lazy. Happy or sad. Driven or complacent. There really isn’t much gray area.

In the past, I’ve found myself frustrated and disappointed far too many times simply because I wasn’t able to meet every single goal I put in place.

This year, I still want to set goals, I just want to create them within larger priorities and make them more realistic and sustainable.

With this combination, I’m hoping this year will be less frustrating and even more impactful than 2018.