As we prepare to turn our calendars from 2020 to 2021, making yet another change might be one of the last things we're looking forward to. With an unpredictable year behind us thanks largely to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many of us are looking to 2021 to signal a return to normalcy. In that sense, we may not be excited by the prospect of change. There are, however, changes that work to our advantage. Hence the ongoing popularity of New Year's Resolutions.
According to research published by Forbes, corporations that display strengths in development, action, and flexibility have a significant advantage over their competitors:
Companies that score highly on these factors have what we call stronger "change power" and are significantly more profitable, with margins twice those of companies with lower change power.
By understanding their capacity for change, these corporations are able to chart a dynamic path forward.
The same can be true for us as individuals. As we head into a new year, understanding our capacity for change helps us imagine the possibilities of a more dynamic future.
We've all heard the bad press: most people who make New Year's Resolutions wind up dropping them within a few weeks. While that's true, it's also true that some succeed.
Research scientists have uncovered some secrets behind why certain people enjoy positive outcomes while others do not. The key to keeping your New Year's Resolution, it seems, is to make one that adds value to your life rather than one that requires you to give something up.
A few great habits to consider adding in 2021:
While most "additive" resolutions won't drastically alter your life in an instant, they provide the sort of practical, achievable change that can actually make a difference.
Whether you are a leisurely bike rider or consider more of a passion, all riders should be in the habit of regularly cleaning their bike. Simply put, a clean bike looks betters, operates better, and will last longer.
Even if you are using your bike just to cruise to the beach or around town, Bicycling.com recommends, "Cleaning your road bike monthly (or every 20 to 25 rides) and a mountain or 'cross bike more often". So, while it may be easier just to put your bike back in the garage after a few rides, making an effort to wash your bike monthly (even if it doesn't look dirty) can really help extend the life of your bike and help with day to day operation of the bike!
Sometimes the world seems so dangerous. We worry about accidents, cancer, and criminals potentially lurking around the corner. Actually, there's a much quieter, much closer concern that many of us overlook.
Inactivity is currently the world's fourth leading cause of death. It's a problem often confused and conflated with laziness and personal choice, but in reality the issue is geographic, systemic, and woven into the structure of modern living. (EuroNews)
That statement may sound shocking, but the numbers back it up.