I came across a post by Chris Brogan, prompting others to share three words to guide you through the year. It's a good way to create a pull towards the future, as opposed to the light push of a resolution.
Pick any three words that will guide you in the choices you intend to make for 2016. They should be words that let you challenge yourself as to motives and decisions. They should be words that help you guide your actions.((www.chrisbrogan.com/3-words-2016))
Looking back retrospectively to 2015, based on my actions my chosen words would have been: Write.Explore.Connect. Which prompted me to:
In 2015, it was a breakthrough year for me when it comes to my writing. It has been one of my most difficult habits to maintain in the past, and now I look forward to writing every day. My curiosity continues to grow and I am more open to going outside my comfort zone. Last year, I made many great new friends and I made efforts to rekindle friendships that were once lost due to college/life transitions.
Three words can guide you to focus on major themes and actionable statements that can either stand alone or work together in understanding what you need to do for personal or professional growth. The words you choose indicate the essence, or the priority and values you are working towards. It's ok to pick three short phrases, make sure the core of what you need to do is not lost amongst the noise of the other words.
Create - Create content, products or experiences that can have an impact on someone's life. Continue to build and foster new relationships, aim to create enriching and happy memories. Create new opportunities for others. Rediscover my creative side and love of art and drawing; let my imagination come to life.Share - Open up to people and the world at large. Share ideas and what I've learn and come across that may be beneficial to others. Share experiences and wisdom. Volunteer and mentor more. Share kindness, gratitude and empathy.Communicate - Listen. Understand. Clarify. Express my concerns and needs; people aren't mind readers. Keep communication simple. Communication should be purposeful. Communicate with empathy. Find new ways to communicate, with others I haven't reached before.
My guiding words, seem to be more external in nature. I have lived in my inner world within my mind for quite some time. I can feel a shift, where the loner is taking part in something much bigger than himself.