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January 6, 2012

Forget Resolutions

I am all for goals and plans, but lately, it seems the world is a little overbearingly filled with them.

On twitter I have read a thousand resolutions that involve planning, compromise and a lot of work. I wondered how many of them could be bettered and achieved without all this by simply applying a few elements to our lives, very simple things that I am passionate about and shared towards the end of last year.

I wanted to note these down for myself here, so that I can return and reflect if I have achieved any of these in the next 6 months. I set a calendar reminder to return to this post on the 1st July 2012 to check on myself. Here is what I want to apply this year in bundles…

1. Kindness.

I am going to do everything in my power to be as kind as possible this year, in every scenario that is deserving of it. Being kind has little to do with being nice.

Kindness is infectious and people cannot help but be amazing to you when you show genuine kindness. It asks for nothing and wants nothing in return. This is my biggest goal in 2012 – to show it where it’s deserving. So often we opt to be nice when we don’t want to be. By being kind when the feeling is there, is to be kind more and more as we learn to be kind at all times. It takes practise and I know I have a way to go, but this is my commitment.

2. Attack Life.

This is the year where I over commit to life. This means taking the Assume Nothing, Pursue Everything motto to the limit. It also means I have to clear the clutter to make way for the opportunities.

It means racing with less caution, being willing, more than ever, to fail, in order to achieve the best results I ever have.

3. Ask For More

If there is one trait we can earn learn, it’s to ask for more. We go through so much alone when there are loads of people around us who could help. In the last 6 months I really starting asking more questions and asking more for help than I ever have.

It has worked and this year I want to do so more. If you are in a tight spot, ask those around you for help. You`ll find there are some great people around you with loads of knowledge to share. Relationships make the world go round and you may even have to ask from strangers, which is another skill all on its own to learn.

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3 Simple things. Let’s. Do. This…

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