Happy New Year!!
I spent this past New Years Eve doing what I love - playing music, singing and hanging out with close friends. However after all the fun, I decided it's time to get these resolutions out of the way.
As I was contemplating what my New Years resolutions would be for 2013, I came across this article by Chris Brogan: http://www.chrisbrogan.com/my-3-words-for-2013/
To summarize, Chris always focuses on 3 words per year that signify what he wants to improve on.
I've decided to adopt this philosophy for 2013. Here's what I've got so far:
Ease: I have a tendency to get a little too caught up in the small details of life. I've realized that when I can step back and chill out a little, things work out much better for me. It also limits the amount of gray hairs I have to try to pass of as the result of wisdom and not stress. This year I'm going to focus more on being in a state of ease rather than a state of flustered panic. (Exaggerating… a little).
Writing: I'm always looking to improve my song-writing and I think this flows perfectly from the idea of ease. Songwriting for me is all about ease - letting it in rather than forcing it to happen.
Order: Order for me means preparing for my future and having a general plan that I want to follow. This ties in with ease as well since I find that i'm way more relaxed when I have a rough plan in place. I think I'm at the age where I have to start pretending to be an adult when it comes to finances. I vow to utilize the words "401k", "Roth IRA" and "Write-offs" in less than complete ignorance.
If you guys like the idea of this 3-word philosophy, I'd love to hear what you come up with for your new year!