Last year I started something new – 3 words that I would focus on for the year. In 2012 those words were:
Connect – establish new and reestablish past relationships in a meaningful way. I have not been as effective at this task in the past and my commitment for this year is to do much better. My personal goal is to reach out to 5 individuals each week.
Listen – as I connect I want to actively listen to the challenges, successes, hopes, etc. in order to better understand my connections and determine how best I can support their efforts. This is a challenge for me as I often want to jump in before the other person is done to offer ideas or solutions. I will work on being an active listener.
Grow– continue my own self development by putting into practice the things that I run across that I find interesting (business and personal) and not just thinking that they are interesting and doing nothing. I read a lot about a number of subjects, but I have seldom taken the time to practice any of the ideas that I find interesting. That is going to change this year.
My three words for this year are:
Learn – continue my strong desire to learn new things and to continuously improve myself.
Develop – to continue to recognize and cultivate the potential in others.
Maximize – focus on my and others strengths in order to assist with personal development.
So, what are your three words for this year? It doesn’t have to be three, it can be two or even one. I’d like to know.