As we embark on 2023, I actually want to lead the conversation away from goal setting (important, yes, but not the focus for today).
Instead, I want to challenge you to think about unlearning.
Why? Because I bet in 2022, you were bombarded with information promising to help you learn to become a better person, better parent, better leader, better human. It probably came from everywhere: tips on social media, tools from a webinar, advice in a coffee shop or on a podcast. Some of that learning might have been helpful. But some of it might be holding you back, too.
So today, let’s declutter.
Instead of trying to cram more info into your brain to start the year, I want you to ask yourself a potentially more powerful question:
What can you UNLEARN?
To get the process kickstarted, let’s start with a few questions:
What habits do you have that don’t serve you?
What beliefs do you hold that prevent you from being the best version of yourself?
What assumptions are you making about others, without any evidence?
Your answers might uncover some powerful realizations about yourself and your circumstances, or other beliefs that have been weighing you down. Once you gain some new awareness, pick one thing to unlearn.
And ask yourself:
What is your current approach really costing you?
And how would your life be different if you believed something else?
By unlearning, you begin to relearn new and potentially better ways to approach situations. By unlearning, you open space for new possibilities. You clear the mess of what you think should be, to make room for what is, and discover what can be.
Cheers to learning to unlearn!