Did anyone wish you Happy New Year this week?
Some people are talking about how our calendar changed in the 1500s from Julian to Gregorian.
Julian calendar started the new year around the time of the spring equinox – first day of spring.
Brittan celebrated new year from March 25 – April 1.
Pope Gregory – new calendar for all Xan nations in 1582.
Speculation – people who celebrated New Year on April 1 were fools.
No real evidence for this story, but it’s a good story.
But maybe we’re the fools for giving up a 5-day holiday celebration.
I think it makes sense to celebrate the New Year in spring.
I know this view is very Northern Hemisphere centric.
Another idea that makes sense is a 13 month calendar with 28 days and 4 weeks in every month.
But think about what it would be like to change the new year or the number of calendar months.
How many people wouldn’t be able to cope with the change?
How well would you adapt?
If you’ve listened here very long you know one of my main topics is a mindset to grow.
Growth = change.
Your resistance to change is usually tied to your routines & the calendar.
Routines – you know what to expect.
You know what to do.
Calendar – You when to do what you have to do.
You know what is coming up.
New Year – when you think about making changes.
April Fools – as New Year.
The truth is that you can decide to change your life any time you want.
Keep your mindset flexible.
Find something that challenges you to grow.
Learn something new.
Dust off an old hobby – skill.
Ultramarathon mindset – good possibility of failure. Requires more than you think you have got.