My 3 Words for 2010

What will your 3 words be? How do you choose?

Three words …. work in progress …

* Positivity
* Productivity
* Balance

I know Chris says the words should have larger meaning than the words imply, so do not think these should be just taken literally, though they do have the basic definition meanings too.

My words were taken from the lessons I learned in 2009.

Positivity was because the year could have been much, much worse. We were basically panicking as 2009 started because my daughter had a very serious health issue. Thankfully she got through it and that sense of relief and looking to the good things in life carried us through the rest of the year. The contrast between our feelings in 2008 and 2009 were tangible.

It’s as important to be concious about positivity in what you add and what you take away. Positivity comes from your internal thoughts, from your outward behavior, and from the peopel who you surround yourself with. It’s a series of choices. Most people know me as a positive person but (you might say naturally), it took some effort as worries and tiredness weighed – I aim to return to my default positive mode, and communicate that positivity to others.

Productivity is something I had to learn and I made real strides in 2009, and I want to continue this in 2010. Not just in work, though that clearly has real benefits, but “Being Productive” has other implications too, from not wasting time through to learning when to say “No” (something I am not very good at but have had to start to learn).

I achieved quite a lot in 2009, but using some of the approaches I learned, experimented with, practiced and implemented in the latter half of 2009 I could have achieved more. 2010 is going to be interesting!

Balance is something I have had to start to learn the hard way. I push myself too hard, I am too hard on myself, and life slapped me around quite a lot to remind me how important family is in 2009. Balance again has bigger meanings than just the dictionary definition. If only for my health.

What do you plan to do differently in 2010?

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