Fearlessness, Fun and Persistence
Last day of the “old” year. Tomorrow will you wake up and make resolutions, set goals for the coming year? It’s a tradition with me. Sometimes the old resolution ends up carrying over into the new year, so I have to adjust, and figure out just where I can make changes so that I can actually reach my goal. But usually I can look back and say – pretty good! Having these goals helps to keep me on track. Having goals helps us to prioritize, and to be more aware of how we are spending our time and energy. So what’s it going to be for 2009? I’ve decided to learn Spanish. Yep, I’m really going to do it! And I’m taking a rather novel approach. First of all, fearlessness. I’m not going to worry about being perfect, I’m going to just dive in and do it. I’ll practice at every opportunity and not worry about how others perceive my attempts. Second, fun. This is something I want to do, not something I have to do. So I’m not putting any pressure on myself, and I’m just going to enjoy the process. Learning is best when it is effortless. And third, persistence. I’m going to do a little bit every day. What are your goals for the new year? Whatever they are, approach them with fearlessness, fun, and persistence.