There’s no snow on the ground here. Growing up in the North East, I find that odd. Instead, I’m enjoying what passes here for Christmas in the San Diego sunshine at one of my favorite cafes, The Pacific Breeze.
One of the reasons I like the holiday season so much is that I set aside time to gather up the past year, and lay plans for the coming one. So below are my 2010 Holiday Resolutions. I think of them as the first step in my strategic planning process.
You may think they’re a little heady, but they’re the one’s I need.
Here we go…
In the coming year, and I hope, for all time, I resolve to…
…keep my priorities straight and my goals clear.
…maintain my focus and limit distractions to the things that really, really seem like fun.
…“waste” only time that I’ve chosen to waste, and to not waste the time that is truly meant for getting things done.
…keep not only my promises to others (easy), but to keep my promises to myself (harder). I also resolve to come clean when I break my promises, and make amends when necessary (hardest).
…remember that my work is service in the world, and among my goals is to continually expand that service.
…know that my work exists to serve my life, even while I often realize that I exist to serve my work.
…continually seek higher levels of understanding.
…enjoy myself in all things. I further resolve to stop doing things I don’t enjoy.
…make this year a masterpiece.
…have a blast doing it.
Please leave your comments below and let me know what you think. And if you’ve got a moment, share some of your own resolutions.