You Shouldn't Wait

I'm Making a Change (And You Should Too!)

Hello friends, it’s Michael here!

Let’s get WISER together!

Something is Changing…

In last week’s newsletter issue, I shared about how to grow with humility and hunger. If you missed it, you can read that issue here:

I ended that issue by saying that I’d be sharing how I’m intending to practise what I preached in this week’s issue, but before I do, I have a confession to make.

I’ve been living like the rules don’t apply to me. 

I’ve dedicated much of my visuals to encouraging you to reflect on whether you get enough rest. 

💤 Rest is Crucial

And without it you are destined to burnout.

I tend to recommend that everyone takes off at least 1 day per week. If God rested on the seventh day after creating the universe, then I probably should too, right?

But if you follow me on social media, you’ll not that I post everyday of the week.

I’ve been treating the fact that I can say “I post daily nuggets of wisdom” like a badge of honour, but is it wise to not rest myself?

No, it’s not wise at all. I have to have the humility to recognise that I am not able to keep this up for much longer.

📊 That’s Why I Am Making a Change

I am going to stop posting on Sundays, which is typically the day when my wife and I observe the Sabbath. This is a practice that I have started taking more seriously since reading John Mark Comer’s The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.

I had intended to make this change at the start of 2024, but should I not be getting rest now? Am I really that foolish to think that I can go the next couple of months without burning out? 

You might have a habit, change or a New Year’s Resolution that you’re thinking of making at the start 2024. Here’s a visual just for you:

You can wait until 2024, but if you start today, you have a 2 month head-start.

Just imagine the progress that you could make on that new habit if you started it today!

🤨 But What If I Don’t Want to Change?

You might be reading this and thinking:

“This issue doesn’t apply to me.”

If that’s genuinely true, that’s great, but it’s just you and me here and I can keep a secret.

There’s a Lao Tzu quote that I’ve been wrestling with lately and I want to share it with you.

“If you don’t change direction, you may end up where you’re heading.”
- Lao Tzu

Take a moment to reflect on the direction that you’re heading.

Is that really where you want to end up?

You just might need to change direction, and why wait until 2024 to do so?

✍️ Journal Prompts

• Do you have at least 1 day per week?
• Are you going to have a New Year’s Resolution?
• If so, what would it look like if you started that resolution today?

Consider journaling through the above questions yourself.

👍 Recommendations

In this section I normally recommend a couple of resources that complement this week’s newsletter.

The one and only recommendation for this week is a life-changing book: Atomic Habits.

James Clear’s book is one of the most recommended in the personal development space, having now sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

It shares actionable steps to help you to implement new habits in a meaningful way that aligns with who you truly want to be, or stop those habits that are stopping you from becoming that person.

You can buy it here, or if you haven’t tried Audible before, you can download 1 free book here:

* Please note that these may be affiliate links. Purchasing through these links could support Wisdom Made Easy encourage more people to get wiser.

✍️ What I’m Working On

The main thing that I’m working on at the moment is having a more sustainable practice when it comes to Wisdom Made Easy. 

You already know that I’m taking Sundays off now, but I’m also developing a better process with scheduling content for social media. Publer is playing a key role in that.

And I’ve recently signed up to a course that’ll help me encourage you to get wiser in new ways in 2024. It’s Matt D’Avella’s Master YouTube course. If it interests you, check it out here (this is not an affiliate link).

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