Next 12 months outside my comfort zone. Wish me luck!
I gave up on resolutions many years ago. I don’t wait till New Year to start on new habits or break old ones. A few years ago I read Chris Brogan’s blog post about his 3 words for the year. I liked the idea and I have been doing that ever since.
The three I picked this year are a vast departure from my usual, “strategic”, “data-driven”, “results oriented” type of words. At the time I picked them a few years back they were much needed. I was running (and still am) my freelance business and the business was running me.
This year I feel that I need to get out of my comfort zone to take things to the next level.
Here they are, drumroll please.
Create, which I don’t do enough of. For starters creating posts for Medium, content for my blog, space in my head, a comfortable physical space, new business/revenue stream, new relationships, you get the picture.
Pursue, not to be complacent and go after what I want, make my own luck. The last few years I haven’t done much pursuing, mainly because I wasn’t sure what to pursue. Now I have some clarity, time to get to it.
Share, it’s not that I don’t share, but I can do more of it. Mainly share my experience and thoughts to a broader community. I find that I hold myself back because, who’s going to listen anyway. I need to stop doing that in order to move forward.
To break old routines and starting new ones is never easy, but the same time it is exciting and empowering.