Are you annoyed with all the talk of resolutions? On this New Year’s Day it’s time to get busy! Your life is about to change! Yada. Yada. Experts admit 92% of all resolutions go by the wayside. What about you? Did you keep even a single New Year’s resolution in 2015? Have you already broken your 2016 resolutions?
Last year many bloggers, including me, suggested you focus on a word. And again I’m reading blog posts which encourage you to focus on a single word for the New Year of 2016. I’m curious if you focused on a word last year and if it made any difference in your life?
I’ve been wondering if there is an effective way to focus on improving your life in 2016 which seems more natural? easier? more effective?
Let me propose a different approach. Why not pick a theme song for the year? Here’s the question: What’s your song for the New Year of 2016?
Music is such an integral part of our lives. Music can bring you to tears. Music inspires. Musics transports you back in time. Music motivates. Music can transform your life. Music can reduce stress. Music, according to some studies, can even repair neurological damage.
Here’s a few examples:
- Where would Rocky have been without “The Eye of The Tiger?”
- In 1964 Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” turned into the anthem of the Civil Right’s Movement.
- Who can forget how Frank Sinatra sang and lived this song: “I Did It My Way?”
Pick a song to inspire you for the New Year. Choose your song with care. Make it a song which has the possibility of impacting your life. What song has the potential to transform your life? Whatever song you select use it for inspiration and motivation. Harness the song’s energy to make 2016 a better year.
How do you force the song to change your life?
- Use the song for your ringtone.
- Embed the song title in your email signature.
- Use an app which makes it possible to serve as an alarm to awaken you with your chosen song.
- Set a recurring reminder on your cell phone to play your song every morning.
Here’s my song: “This is Gonna Be the Best Day of My Life” by American Authors. (This is weird: I’m writing this at the house of a family member. The TV is on. When I completed typing the song title I heard the song immediately start to play. I looked up and it was the tune was playing in the background of a Weight Watcher’s commercial.) My plan is to start every morning of the year with the song.
What do you think? Can a single song change your life help make 2016 transformational? I have no idea but I plan to find out.