Positivity, Productivity & Patience: My 3 Words for 2010

Every year Chris Brogan encourages his community to think about their three words for 2010. These aren’t necessarily goals, but, rather, words to live by. I have played the home game for the past two years (on my former blog), and this year is no different, as I find making my intentions public is a great way to hold me accountable for my actions.

Here are my three words for 2010:

Positivity

Positivity is a repeat from last year, and will probably make a comeback every year. Last year, when the negativity of my former blog’s niche was starting to get to me, I took a vow of positivity for the new year. I determined that I wouldn’t react in anger. I wouldn’t fire off at detractors, snark in comments or allow the negativity of others affect what I worked so hard to grow. My community reacted to my positivity in an equally positive manner. They told me they don’t want to come to a negative playground every day, either.  I’ve always been one to determine the bright side of a negative situation, last year I looked at everything in a positive light and it made the difference in both my career and personal life. Thus, positivity is making a comeback for 2011. I will look at every glass as being on the road to “full” and find the light at the end of each tunnel. Positivity works.

Productivity

I’m not lazy, except when I’m feeling lazy. However, I know I’m not as productive as I could be. I mean this for both work and for my health and personal life. I need to be as productive with my body as I am with my mind. I need to set good, healthy examples for my son. 2011 is the year I get both my mental and physical health on track. I’m determined to lose weight and get things done both online and offline. 2011 is The Year of Me.

Patience

If things don’t happen quick enough for me, I react in one of two ways. I either think the worst and get all paranoid, or I get impatient and try to hurry people up.  I don’t like waiting on anything. I don’t like waiting in line or on a response. I don’t like waiting for deliveries or waiting on a call. I need to work on my waiting skills more and in 2011 I’m going to conquer the impatience thing.

Feel free to let me know how I’m doing with my three words this year! Now, what are yours? Tell me or tell Chris, but I can tell you from experience that finding three words and living by those three words will do wonders for your year.

Comments

  1. Re: ” I need to be as productive with my body as I am with my mind.”

    This is something I need to focus on for myself as well. The goal for this year is to get back to the basics in some respects so that I can develop myself both personally and professionally. I used to run 4-5 days per week. That quickly got dropped down to 2 this year. I’ve felt better when I was doing more so I need to get back there again.

    My 3 words for the new year are: Create. Manage. Focus. (Wrote them out as well)

    Happy New Year Deb!

  2. Re: ” I need to be as productive with my body as I am with my mind.”

    This is something I need to focus on for myself as well. The goal for this year is to get back to the basics in some respects so that I can develop myself both personally and professionally. I used to run 4-5 days per week. That quickly got dropped down to 2 this year. I’ve felt better when I was doing more so I need to get back there again.

    My 3 words for the new year are: Create. Manage. Focus. (Wrote them out as well)

    Happy New Year Deb!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m hoping I can be “lazy” and just borrow your great word choices. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m hoping I can be “lazy” and just borrow your great word choices. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Abby says:

    I might just follow in your triple “P” proposal as well, except that I actually need to focus on my weight in the opposite direction and finally get back up to my health point. There’s also a fine line between busyness and productivity, so although I don’t necessarily want to be busier, I would like to be more productive with the time that I allocate to anything and everything–this includes productive laziness ;)

    However, I also have no patience and would like things to happen five minutes ago. I’m learning not to fill the silence with assumptions, but rather to let things run their course or get to the root of the issue before pressing passionately on. Keeping a positive attitude makes all these things possible, and even if I stumble, I can take the next step forward in the right direction.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Abby says:

    I might just follow in your triple “P” proposal as well, except that I actually need to focus on my weight in the opposite direction and finally get back up to my health point. There’s also a fine line between busyness and productivity, so although I don’t necessarily want to be busier, I would like to be more productive with the time that I allocate to anything and everything–this includes productive laziness ;)

    However, I also have no patience and would like things to happen five minutes ago. I’m learning not to fill the silence with assumptions, but rather to let things run their course or get to the root of the issue before pressing passionately on. Keeping a positive attitude makes all these things possible, and even if I stumble, I can take the next step forward in the right direction.

    Thanks for the reminder!

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