We’ve survived the first five days of the year and I’m sure you’ve done your reflection on the previous year. You’ve given thought to your hopes and dreams for the new year. You’ve put some goals in place, maybe even made a vision board. If you are like me you have plans to work on the vision board, but don’t worry you have time.
Although I hadn’t had a chance to sit down and map out all of my goals and subsequent actions I have given a lot of thought to my word for the year. Reflecting on last year was a heavy influence, I noticed some recurring themes and habits that I wasn’t pleased with. In addition to areas where I was lacking, towards the end of the year, I somehow lost focus and allowed doubt to creep in and keep me from doing things I wanted to do or going after other opportunities.
Initially thinking and reflecting took me to the word foundation and although it is fitting it didn’t feel like the one. It didn’t give me the feeling I wanted to feel about my word. In building and thinking about the word foundation I landed on the word intentional. After I decided on my word I realized it was a word I said a lot in 2017 but didn’t take to heart. This year I am taking it on wholeheartedly.
After all of these years of finding my purpose and knowing where I want to go and what I want to do it is time to be intentional with my clarity. I will be more intentional in what I write, the type of events I cover, what I do with my time, with whom I spend my time with and my goals. Making these changes will get me to the next level. It feels like a real game changer for me. I’m doing it afraid, I’m going for it all. I don’t expect everyone to say yes but by doing nothing I’ve already got a no. Let me see if I can get a yes, or a maybe or a not right now. I can work that into a yes.
Time management was a real struggle for me and on Tuesday when I returned to work I tried time blocking. Again I was being intentional with my time, I can get a lot more things done with my time if I do it just right. And guess what, I DID. I banged out everything I needed and wanted to do and it felt good.