My 3 Words for 2013

Olle DivingYou want to have an awesome year.

You’re sick of all the empty New Year resolutions that you can’t keep.

So much for last year’s gym membership.

But that’s OK. Be kind to yourself.

Because there’s a more powerful way for you to live your life in 2013.

Want to see what it is?

Of course, I’m talking about words. 3 to be exact.

Here’s what you do: choose 3 words that you want to live by. This helps you focus on areas that are most important to you.

It can be anything you want. Last year, I chose listen, act, and inspire as my main words. They helped me a lot.

If you’re stuck, hop over to Chris Brogan’s site and get inspired there (that’s what I did). Or read more about my words for 2013.

Live

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”. – Oscar Wilde

It’s a challenge to live mindfully every day.

Many shiny distractions fight for our attention. And they seem so important.

This is why so many of us don’t live in the moment. Instead, we’re glued to the screen, typing or searching for the next big thing.

But imagine all the things we miss out on. Trees. Birds. A stranger dancing along to the Gangnam style video on his iPod (you have to LOVE public transport sometimes).

What’s surrounding you at this very moment? Take your time to savour whatever is there for you.

In 2013, I choose to live in the present.

Learn

“The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know”. – Socrates

I may have finished university, but my education is far from over.

In fact, the future belongs to the hungry learners, to people like you and me.

Lifelong learning is the ultimate test. The one who keeps learning survives the longest.

Here’s a short list of things I want to learn in 2013:

  • Speed reading
  • Audacity (software program)
  • Playing chess
  • Sight reading and singing
  • Dancing salsa

The list goes on and on. :)

What do YOU want to learn in 2013?

Let me know what it is, and I’ll do my best to teach you whatever skills or tools you need to move forward.

Do

“If you can move it an inch, you can move it a mile”. – Teaching Sells student

My last word for 2013 is do. It’s a short word with a lot of power.

Doing, to me, is about experimenting. It’s about getting the courage to take action.

I know that taking one small action at a time builds momentum and sets the car in motion.

Once you’ve done something once, it’s easier to do it twice.

I also happen to know that doing is a difficult practice. Our mind invents very convincing excuses to prevent us from being great, and I don’t want that for you in 2013.

That’s why I choose to live, learn and do.

How about you? Let us know your 3 words and thoughts in the comments.

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