On this first day of 2012, I am following Chris Brogan’s suggestion to pick three words to guide me in the coming year. Because, as Chris says:
Resolutions are often too vague, or too directed towards one goal. It might be “quit smoking” or “lose 20 pounds” or “get hired.” These are all fine aspirations, but I challenge you 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.
So, without further ado, here are my three words for 2012:
Bring enthusiasm to the task at hand. Use enthusiasm as a primary signal when choosing to pursue opportunities.
Build capacity to engage with meaningful tasks and see them through to completion. Find or build tools and structures to make work manageable.
Distribute work among many people. Distribute ideas to people who value them. Distribute myself among people with differing skills and viewpoints.
Happy New Year’s Day to you all and I wish you an excellent year to come.
Words photo by ninasaurusrex.