Behind with your New Year resolutions? Here’s some inspiration

If you’re like me, planning and resolving for the new year is a slow-cooked, ruminative affair. However, if you are still in planning mode, here’s a couple of posts to kick-start that move from planning to doing.

Your Word 2019

I love this simple but powerful idea from Nicholas Bate.

Choose a word. Any word. One word. Make it yours. Whiteboard it. Write it every day on your planner, put the word on a handful of 3 by 5 cards and place them in strategic places as an ever-present reminder. Get a personal T-shirt printed with it. Learn it in ten other languages. Grab it now: meditate on it, reflect on it; live it, breathe it and nurture it. For 2019.

Travel.
Dancer.
Infinite.
Reflective.
Wise.

Grounded.
Photographer.
Boundless.

Read the full 101, here. Number 92 is Story-teller.

The top 5%

Seth Godin offers a useful perspective:

In every field, extraordinary benefits go to those seen as being in the top five percent. One out of twenty.

Sure, the biggest prizes go to the once-in-a-generation superstar. But that’s largely out of reach. It turns out, though, that if you’re thoughtful and diligent, the top 5% is attainable.

Read the rest, here.

7 chores

And, Michael Wade has seven essential non-chores

1.Rank relationships higher than projects.

7.Write more thank-you notes.

The full list, here.

So, no excuses now. Stop planning and start doing.

Photo by ChuXue Lu(@luchuxue1997) on Unsplash

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