For the past few years, I’ve followed Chris Brogan’s practice of picking three words to use as guideposts for the coming year.
As Chris describes it:
The concept is simple enough: think of three words that sum up what you want to change or work towards in the coming year. Instead of a goal like “lose weight” or a better goal like “lose 30 pounds in the next year”, you might choose a word like “green” to represent an overall commitment to having more plant-based foods in your life, and to restore your body to a more natural state.
See the difference?
This year’s three words are:
Learning more about health and the things I can do for my body. A major achievement last year was losing all of the 30 pounds that I set as a “hope” (I hesitate to call it a goal) two years earlier. I like the way I feel and want to maintain it for the rest of my life.
I have a diverse set of skills, which is a good thing, except when it’s not. I need a clearer vision of my purpose, that I can use to set better goals.
In the sense of “enough”, as described in Your Money or Your Life. Enough income to support our basic needs, comforts and just a few luxuries, without spilling over into the accumulation of stuff, debt or unwanted obligations.
Three words photo by Oliver Teicke.