3 Words for 2012
31 Jan, 2012
As we move into February and most 2012 New Year’s Resolutions bite the dust (if they haven’t already) I thought I would share a different way to set goals for the year.
Everyone on my team at Fetchback did this exercise last year as well as this year and really liked it. Instead of selecting specific resolutions for the year, choose 3 guiding words or phrases. I was introduced to this concept by reading a post from business blogger, Chris Brogan. My 3 words even made it into his blog post this year! Read Chris Brogan’s 3 words for 2012.
Here are my 3 words for 2012 and reasons why I chose them:
I learned a lot in 2011 about retargeting, being a manager, business, and lots of other things. To hit my long-term goals and be fulfilled, I can’t get complacent. I want to learn twice as much in 2012 as I did in 2011.
I’m going to continue to embrace change and double-down on what’s working while removing what’s not at Fetchback and in my personal life, as fast as makes sense.
If iteration is the action, reflection is what will help ensure I make the right changes in a timely manner, both personally and professionally. Annually and Quarterly are not often enough. In a startup environment like Fetchback, every day is a marathon and we cover a lot of ground. For many goals, weekly or daily reflection is needed. Taking the time to stop for a moment and think about what you recently learned also helps solidify it for you.
If you would like to participate, throw your 3 words in the comments. I also recommend writing your 3 words on a note-card and display it in a spot where you will see it every day!