Reading that paragraph again, I am exhausted. My own enthusiasm tires me out. I know I need to be careful, reflective. I think about how hard it is to kill old unhealthy habits, and how easy it is to make goals blithely that I don't have any REAL intention of meeting.
In the immortal words of Mr. Bryant, "People Do What They Really Want To Do," and that includes me.
So what do I Really Want To Do in 2012?
Well, I know I Don't Want To Be Exhausted all year. And I also know that I DO like to have a solid framework along with goals to stretch towards.
Over the last three years I identified a single word to frame my focus for the year. In 2011 it was Creativity. That lasted about 6 months, as we know. In 2010 it was Clarity. In 2009 it was Serenity. I am filled with words as I try to sort through What I Really Want To Do in 2012.
I thought I had my resolutions all figured out, that I was in good shape because there were "only five." Looking at them though, I wonder if I am being honest with myself. There is no doubt that this is a good list and that doing all these things would enhance my life. The real question is - do I have the energy and commitment, really?
- Learn a Second Language
Or should my list look like this:
- Sufficient Rest
- Positive Attitude
So there it is. All that thinking, and here is My New Year.
In 2012, I will Be Inspiring.
This is a pretty challenging reach, but I am up for it.