New Year’s Resolution?
I gave up making New Year’s Resolutions a few years ago. I have different ways of reaching out for what I want, and I know making a promise once a year just isn’t enough. I dream and I think big, and I break things down and make habits out of them. Ultimately we have to act to make a change.
Not this year…
But this year I’m going to do it a little differently.
I’m not ready to set goals right now. Or to think too long term. It doesn’t feel quite right. It’s time to take things a little more slowly. It’s time to reflect.
I have one project I’m totally committed to and totally immersed in for the next month. And then beyond that I have some interesting possibilities on the horizon.
But nothing is set in stone right now. I want to just see what happens. Let things flow for a while.
Instead of going the traditional goal setting route I’m going to use words to guide me this month. And maybe for the rest of the year – but – like I said I’m not thinking long-term right now!
I want them to be a theme for what I do and how I do it. I just want to play with it for a while. I know I’m really practical at the centre so I will come back to my mind maps and my wall charts and my post-its. But right now it’s time just to sit with what I’m doing and let the future take care of itself for a few weeks.
So, I’ve set myself three words to guide what I do this year. I already had two but I was inspired by Chris Brogan to make it three. Three is a good number and my third word more than makes the grade.
Simplicity. Connection. Laughter.
What do they mean?
Simplicity. It’s about making things easy and not getting drawn into too many streams of activity. I don’t know what that means yet but I will be letting go of some things in the first part of the year.
Connection. I know that I love working with other people. This is an easy one for me so I’m going to be bringing more guests to my audience this year. I love the connection of talking live with another successful entrepreneur and bringing what they have to teach to you. Make sure you’re on the updates list to get all the recordings…
Laughter. Well who doesn’t want more laughter in their lives! And part of this comes from the connection – I love to work with people who are fun to be around. Yes they have to be great at what they do. but once that’s taken care of I like it to be fun.
If you like this approach then I’d love to know what your three words are. Just leave a comment below!