I follow Chris Brogan– a blogger who got famous for blogging, then wrote books, then did/does all sorts of other stuff, and I like him because he speaks my kind of language – be it life or business. Anyway, he’d probably hate being introduced this way, and I know he’s a lot more, but he wrote a blog about his three words for the year and it caught my imagination.
I like the idea of single words encapsulating a lot more than a list of goals – i.e. do more exercise, lose weight, etc… Those sorts of lists just ain’t my thing, and I see positive change as constant evolution. My ‘Fuck it Enough’ Crusade – now officially in its second year – is very much about evolution (inside and outside) and if you’re wondering, FIE continues and will do so until the day I die. My three words are now part of it.
The one thing I know for sure is that life changes and then it changes and then it changes again. That constant change typically doesn’t bother me, although sometimes the rollercoaster gets a bit old. However, I also know that if I’m too still for too long, my feet get twitchy!
Sometimes change results in the need to take drastic action quickly – aka the re-steering of one’s life back on course. We all get off track. We all get side-swiped by stuff. I’ve been in that boat many times and just think the important thing is being able to recognize when things aren’t going the way you want, because let’s face it, sometimes it’s really hard to see our own lives – even when everyone around us can see it. We’re confusing us humans.
Anyways I’ve already written loads about that, and will write more, but I was inspired by Chris’ idea and have come up with my three words:
Move, Laugh, Now.
Move – that’s all about making movement part of my life, whenever possible. It can be as simple as getting up and stretching (which I do) or taking a break at work and stretching (which I don’t). It’s about walking rather than driving, and my recent addition, riding my bike to work – which I’m loving. I’m a sweaty bitch upon arrival, but I can cope with that, although I can’t speak for my colleagues.
Laugh – obvious right, but there are many times I don’t when I should, so seeking more joy across the board is one of my words. Spending time with funny people will help.
Now – living in the moment, not stressing about the future, leaving the past where it is, no fear, etc… This is probably my biggest challenge, as I do spend a lot of time in the future, so really hope I can succeed on this one.
It took me a wee while to come up with these, so when you have a moment, perhaps you’d like to share your three words if you are equally inspired by the idea?
Yours, without the bollocks