We're in the middle of the first week of the new year and I'm feeling inspired. The nonprofit organization that I work with Social 360 is getting busier by the week and I am very thrilled and excited to see what 2011 has in store.
Last night I spent some time reading through many of the lovely blogs that I follow. In most of them there was some mention of New Years Resolutions and it got me thinking about goals. Obviously with the start of the new year it provides a feeling of "starting over", a gift of a blank canvas if you will. Regardless of many skeptics out there I feel that this is a perfect platform to jump from with your newly realized goals. Many of my New Years Resolutions aren't really "new" in a sense that I just came up with them. Several of them have merely been resurrected, having brushed off the dust from unuse and placing them back into the forefront of my mind.
3 New Years Resolutions
- Working out and staying healthy.
- Spending more time creating, writing, and playing piano.
- Saving money for the future.
All of these things are good and normal resolutions, but I have decided this year to shift my perspective. Instead of starting with the resolutions and then looking forward to a unknown result, I have decided to change my viewpoint to focus first upon the results. Envisioning the results from making these three goals a priority in my life is a much more inspiring picture then just fixating on the list.
Here are my hopeful "results" from the three listed New Years Resolutions:
New Years Resolution Results
- Feeling healthy, fit and more confident about my physical ability.
- Publish a story I started two years ago by pushing myself to write daily. Conquer that Chopin piano piece I've been eyeing since college.
- Planning a trip back to Europe and feeling more at peace about my future.
There are still so many things I would like to accomplish this year, but I feel if I put my energy and focus on a few then the rest will fall into place. What about you? All of my friends have different goals that are important to them, from traveling more, to buying a house, making more time for their children, to not worrying so much, etc. If you had to choose your three most important goals for 2011, what would they be?