New year or not, I almost always have some kind of goals to work on, but as I wrote in my last blog post, I did not feel like making any big resolutions for this year. Instead, I adopted this simple rule that I will do at least one thing that has a positive impact in my life, everyday, and so far it has been working out great. It has been only a week into the New Year, and I am finding so many things I do daily which have a positive impact in my life. My personal favorite is “not having sweets at the office”. It is the time of the year when people come back from different places they visited over the holiday and we have endless supply of sweets that tempt me – chocolate, cheesecake, cupcake, you name it. It has only been three days since I got back to work, but so far I am keeping it.
Then, the other day, I found this blog post on twitter, “My 3 Words for 2010” written by Chris Brogan. I was intrigued by the title and read through his blog post, which I thought was interesting. It inspired me to choose my own three words for 2010. Deciding on which three words to capture my year was challenging. However, once I selected them, it has been working as a great reminder for myself because of its simplicity. The three words I choose were ;
Connect, Rejoice, Attract.
Connect: As many of you know by now, I will be leaving my current organization very soon and will be focusing more of my time and efforts on my coaching business. I will be establishing or re-establishing all kinds of connections – with people I already know, people I used to know, people I newly met through different channels. Also, I will connect with all kinds of resources, things that make me feel good, nature, fun activities, and spirituality . Among them , maintaining the close connection with my inner desire is one of the most important links and these three words will help me remember that.
Rejoice: Overall I had a great year in 2009, despite the personal tragedy in December, but when I look back, I feel like I was always running. I am not sure if I was running towards my goals or running away from things I didn’t like so much. As a result, I feel like I can not say that I have enjoyed every step of it – there were times that I felt really exhausted, especially after I became pregnant. I could not fully enjoy either aspect of my life. I was working so hard on building my business, but when I became pregnant, I had to slow down and try to take it easy, but I didn’t take a moment to appreciate or enjoy what I had. This year, I will focus on enjoying what I have or what I am doing. If I am not having joyful experience, something needs to change – either how much I do, or my attitude towards the experience..
Attract: It is easy to believe the famous “Law of Attraction” if good things are happening to you. I have been blessed in my life where I have been successful with getting what I want often, so I do believe in this concept. But I also realize that when something happens that you don’t really like, such as having a miscarriage, or have your wallet stolen, it’s human nature to say “No, I did not attract that”. Well, this year I’d go further and choose to believe that everything that happens to me is what I am attracting. I trust that I attract right people and right events in my life, if only to give me an opportunity to grow as a person. If people or events in my life are seemingly “wrong” for me, there should be some kind of purpose for that, even though I might not find out what it is right away.
So there you have it. Connect, Rejoice, Attract. What are your three words for 2010?