The colliding kick of my double latte with the buzz of my triple ginger cookie caused a brain spike. 2012 is almost over. What do I think of this year so far? What's still possible?
If you are a regular reader, you know this has been a busy year for me. Continued care of thyroid cancer, work changes, the move from Ohio, passing pets, new pets, and moving into our permanent home.
But the question that is most interesting to me is "what's still possible?" 22 days remaining until our manufactured year end births a made up new beginning. A powerful placebo effect, for sure, so we might as well take a double dose.
What's the downside? I don't see one.
Among the parties, days off, mall visits, and traffic jams, think about one thing you could do that might propel one of your goals forward - fast and far. Just one new idea or action. Then do that.
If you are a manager, you might think about how to finish the year leaving your team shouting, 'bravo!" OK, they won't do that even if deserved....can't let your great work go to your head. But you know what I mean. I am not talking about letting them go home a few hours early one day - that's a no-brainer. Do that, but do something remarkable, too. Spend time with each person - real time. Get the team together to create a compelling re-launch for the year. Let them drive the discussions.Do something meaningful.
I am not sure what I will do with the remaining 22 days. Something. Something that makes something happen. Hmmm....
Here's an idea - focus and reduce. Yes, I like where this is going....
Strip away one or more distractions. Simplify life a bit. I think I am going to decide what I am NOT going to try to do in 2013 to make room to do fewer things better (including things like frittering the weekend away if I want to). What a gift to myself this would be - less pressure in the new year! Even little things count - like getting rid of that storage space I have been paying for in New Mexico (for 3 years!). Deciding whether to write a book, and if not, letting all the parties know.
Ah, the luxury of reducing pressure. Moving on!
I don't know about you, but I have a hard time undoing, stopping, or giving up. Buit we need to do this more often. Give it a try.
Happy new year!