I've been challenging people to forego the idea of a resolution, and instead, to come up with 3 words that will help you define your goals and experiences for the coming year.This year I thought that I should give it a try, well I'm trying everything else why not this wisdom as well :-)
So my 3 words are Do. Share. Inspire. - shouldn't really be that surprising.
Do. This could have been action or a number of other words but I like the simplicity of just 'do'. This of course applies to the project, but also other things in my life. I feel that I over think and end up procrastinating on things too much. The project has been a really big step in the right direction - taking action on all of these inspirational talks - but this also needs to apply to all aspects of my life.
Share. This is not only around sharing my experiences from the project but also sharing in other ways like contributing to online forums (personal and professional interests), finding ways to share more in my workplace and community (time and knowledge), and generally being more open to sharing things about myself that I usually keep hidden (whole vulnerability thing).
Inspire. There are a lot of things that I would like to achieve from this project, and this year. I had chosen quite a few words here around growing and learning, but I settled on inspire as an extension of this. In order for me to inspire it would mean that there has been growth and learning that has been shared with others, so it ties in nicely. I've realised that it is really important for me to inspire others, more than I had thought it was. I'll just leave it at that for now, but I will expand on this later.
So, instead of just reading Chris' words for the third year in a row I've decided to do this myself this year. I'm sharing my words with you, but I'm also sharing the concept of the three words and for some of you possibly the existence of Chris Brogan. And maybe this will inspire some of you to think about your own three words for 2012, or to visit Chris' site and learn more from him.