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I am not a believer in New Year’s resolutions. They simply don’t work for me, because I end up trying to change too much too fast. But at the same time, the start of the new year always makes me assess where I have been and where I am going.
It’s that time of the year again, and I have been doing just that.
I am making a conscious effort to look back at the things that I did in 2010 that worked out, and that maybe could have gone better, as well as the things that are still hanging over my head.
I spent a lot of time at the beginning of the year answering questions about how I wanted 2010 to be.
Then I put the list away and didn’t look at it until this week. Oops.
So as part of my weekly planning process, I am going to look over my answers to the same questions for 2011 and see how things change.
The Word Of The Year
I like selecting a theme (see “Themes, Not Goals“) for a time span, to give myself a framework to work in. Past words have included “sprout”, “peace”, “serenity” and “curiosity”.
It took me a while to come up with the word for 2011, but I have chosen “Growth”. I am going to stretch myself to learn new things, experience life, and think deeply.
Growth In 2011
Part of this means I am going to commit to learning. I have many courses that have been sitting on the back burner which will move to the front, one at a time.
I am committing myself to expanding my horizons this year, and opening myself up to new experiences and thinking. It’s big order, but with vigilance, I hope to stay on track.
Since I already know I don’t do well with self-study courses, I am going to make my progress public on this blog (yikes!). You’ll get to see more of what I am doing, probably as a feature on the weekend, rather than interrupting my regularly scheduled posts. And perhaps we can do some challenges, where we encourage each other in things we want to do? It’s a thought.
2011 is almost here…
What will 2011 hold for you? Have you thought about it? Share below.
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