The start of a new year is often time for reflection. As I think about how I’d like to improve myself, the more superficial, expected goals come to mind first (lose weight, spend less). But, I know that real improvement will come with deeper, more meaningful introspection.
I find myself returning to this column by David Brooks to find the inspiration and motivation I need to simply become a better person. In the article, Brooks looks at the people he says “radiate an inner light” and expounds on the characteristics they share.
If you find yourself looking for ways to improve yourself in 2017, take a read of Books’ article and challenge yourself to attain the traits he lays out.