Three words for the New Year
This year, I’ve decided not to make a list of New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because I never keep them. In the past, I’ve set my mind to eat better, travel more and exercise regularly. And though I make a conscious effort to accomplish these goals, life happens and I find it harder to hit the gym or plan a European getaway.
So, in 2012, I’m ditching the New Year’s resolution and taking Chris Brogan’s challenge:
“…To dig deeper, to find three words that could be used as lighthouses to guide you through stormy seas, that can be used as flags on the battlefield of your challenges, words that will bolster you and give you a direction that goes beyond the goals you might attach as a result of these words.”
As of today, here are my three words for 2012:
Live – 2011 made me realize that life is extremely short, and though we hear it all the time, we really aren’t promised tomorrow. This year, I hope to enjoy this life to the fullest. I want to enjoy the time I have with friends, family and coworkers and meet challenges with a new perspective.
Praise – Give thanks and praise. I have so much to be thankful for – personally and professionally – and I want to continually thank those who have contributed (and will contribute) to my life.
Grow – This one has a lot of sub-categories – learn, listen, connect, love, focus, etc. – because overall growth can’t be defined in one word.
If you’re interested in Brogan’s three words, or the words of some of his followers, check out the rest of his post – it’s a good one. Otherwise, I ask, what are your three words for 2012?