The year is finally about to close. Not sure why I say “finally” as it seems to have passed by quicker than others……
It’s that time again for most of us to come up with their list of resolutions. I’ve never been one for resolutions, mostly because I have never been able to make them happen. I guess in essence they seem limiting to me, one goal without much of a plan to get there.
The other day I stumbled across a post on Chris Brogan’s Blog titled “Wiring Yourself for Success”. His post struck home with me regarding resolutions, instead of defining the end result you simply define words that represent the path to reach them.
After a few days of thinking about what I would like to accomplish in the coming year I have them down. Of course part of following through is writing them down, so here they are in perpetuity-
As in keep your enemies close, not close the door… Family, friends, dreams, aspirations, values and more. All of these need to be kept close to me and my daily life. Staying close to the things that are important in life helps us stay grounded. Keeping a running list of dreams and aspirations close at hand will keep me on track and make anything attainable.
Take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. Take nothing in life for granted. Take “things” from others with graciousness. Take the time to enjoy all that I have in life. Take time for myself to do the things that make me happy. And of course there is a lot of give in take….
Expand my interests deeper into the things that interest me. Let my thoughts expand to their full potential before acting on them limits the outcome. Expand my network of people that I get satisfaction out of knowing. Expand my knowledge in areas that will be useful to me in the future.
That’s it, these three words will be guiding me for 365 days. I am sure the list of examples in each word will get bigger and bigger as the days pass by. I guess that’s just taking advantage of the expansion of those things that I hold close to me.
So what are your thoughts for the new year? Did you make resolutions?