Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it. – Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself: How to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be
I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions a long time ago, and when I did make them, I usually kept them to myself. I didn’t think it was anyone’s business to hear about where my dreams were going. Of course, I lean towards the introvert side of the spectrum, and am still considered pretty stingy with my innermost thoughts.
Today, though, all the important people in my life know I’m ready for something new, and different, and challenging, and I know that it’s time to face my dreams head on. So, the tradition of putting pen to paper, and making a list of New Year’s resolutions seems like a pretty practical approach. I need a plan, and I’ve decided to mix and match the best ideas from the three articles below.
- This Entrepreneur Traded Her New Year’s Resolutions For A Yearly Mantra: Unlike setting a goal or resolution, an annual mantra anchors every decision you make for an entire year.
- Introducing #18for2018 – The New Year’s Resolution that anyone can do: Rather than setting yourself one or two big goals #18for2018 involves selecting 18 smaller and more realistic challenges that you are far more likely to achieve.
- Why You Should Make An Anti-Resolution List (And What To Put On It): Having a list of things you’re not going to do is easier to achieve.
I’ve got a blank page in front of me, my new desk calendar beside me, and I’ve been inspired to make a list. I’m looking for a yearly mantra, a check list of achievable goals grounded in my mantra, and a list of ‘anti-mantra’ actions or attitudes that I will not do. Wish me luck. I’ll keep you posted…
~ Debbie MacLeod
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