I keep five notecards on my desk, each with a quote to help me keep my focus where it needs to be.
I replace two or three of those cards each year with new quotes. When I start the year with new quotes, I do an episode of The Jody Maberry Show with Jeff Noel to share the five quotes.
Here are my five quotes for 2023:
"Trade your expectations for appreciation." - Tony Robbins
"Do your best and forgive yourself." - Admiral Payne
"This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before." - Maya Angelou
"Don't get ready. Be ready." - Lee Cockerell
"Happy present moment." - Jeff Noel
In 2023, I choose quotes to help me focus more on today. I want to enjoy today more, give attention to priorities, get ready, and use today as best I can. So I selected quotes to remind me to stop getting distracted by what might happen tomorrow and enjoy today. Everything I need, I have with me today.
I've been doing the Five Things I Say to Myself cards for several years, which has worked well for me so far as it helps me give attention to what I think I need to work on this year.