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january-calendarHere we are at the end of January.  Some of us have already made and given up on resolutions.  I haven’t made any yet.  (Maybe I should make one to stop procrastinating!)  The end of January seems like a good time to reassess what we want to do with our new year!

I was looking through my Delicious bookmarks this week and found this blog post by Chris Brogan.  Chris writes about a new way to set goals for yourself.  His ideas of being able to strive for broader concepts that apply to more than one area of life appeals to me.  I loved the idea of this post when I read it the first time and I had every intention of writing my own post about it. (Procrastination again!)  So I decided it was better late than never.

My goals for 2009 are Posture, Openness, Positivity

Posture: I want to use posture in 2 ways:  to help me be mindful of my physical posture (which is horrible) and to  also to adjust the ‘posture’  or attitude I use when I approach other people  and new situations.  I want to maintain a posture and attitude of respect for others and myself. I want to make sure my ‘posture’ represents my true self and my beliefs.

Openness:  This has been an unofficial goal of mine since this time last year.  Joining Americorps*VISTA and moving to Nebraska (see my post here) were the product of keeping an open mind.  Being more open to possibilities and suggestions has made VISTA an amazing experience for me.  I hope to extend the same openness to other areas of my life.  I can be a very closed off person at times and I hope to become more open and accepting of some of the people who I truly disagree with.

Positivity:  My personality is strange in that sometimes I am Ms. Optimistic but other times I drive others crazy with my negativity and unfounded worrying.  I want to stop being so negative and focus on the good in my own life and in others.  Going along with Openness, sometimes my worrying prevents me from taking chances and trying new things.  Thinking positively and worrying less, I hope to just let life happen instead of worrying about things I can’t change.

After looking at my goals, I realized I was going to make 2009 POP!  Yes, it actually was unintentional but I couldn’t let it pass after I realized it.  So what will you do with 2009?

If you need any inspiration check out the comments from Chris’ post and see what others have said!

Photo credit to Rosa Say


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