After posting on Monday the idea of creating a New Year’s Resolutions list that is filled with things you are actually excited to do, I came across this image posted on Google +. The list is either sad or funny, depending upon your perspective. Whatever your thoughts, this is an example of what NOT to do in the coming year.
While I shared my New Year’s Resolutions list and wrote about how excited I am to start, I am doing one more thing as we ease into 2012. I am going to be ever-mindful of three words in 2012. This idea comes from Chris Brogan, who has been doing this exercise since 2006.
My immediate reaction was to have my three words be Free, Happy, and Uninhibited since those three words define the life I am choosing to lead and is also the basis for this blog. But these three words have been my mantra since my 2008 separation and I am already mindful of them each day. These three words are always with me so I want three more for 2012.
My 3 Words for 2012
Focus– I will focus on my relationships, myself, and my business. Having a focus will help me to improve what needs repair, but also take things already good to another level.
Achieve– Since 2008 my life has been about transitions and new beginnings as I forged out as a single mom, negotiated my divorce, redefined what I wanted in life, entered the dating scene, went to photography school, and started this blog. I entered 2012 no longer in transition, but standing on the edge, ready for great things; 2012 is my year to achieve and with the hard work I have done in all aspects of my life these last three years, I am poised to do it.
Patience– I have a tendency to be impatient, especially with myself. Patience is one of my three words to remind me to be kind, gentle, and understanding with myself and about circumstances in the next 12 months.
What will your three words be this year?