Thursday, January 12, 2012

Why I Resolved To Be Ordinary in 2012

People get caught up in the idea of the New Year; the lights, parties, Times Square, the countdown.  In a very real way it's a magic moment, counting down to a brand new year, and we hope, a brand new you.

But let's be honest, January 1st is just like December 28th or January 12th; an ordinary day.

It's difficult to match the energy of making a resolution on NYE and maintaining it on March 1st.  That's why resolutions often fail.  The process of building new habits is a series of ordinary decisions stretched over equally ordinary days, not a magic moment countdown to a new you.  

This is a good thing though.  It teaches us that change is a process and rarely, if ever, instant.  That transforming your organization, your relationships, your life will feel like an ordinary decision on an ordinary day over and over again...

But on December 31st, 2012, you'll be able to say you had an extraordinary year.

Monday, January 9, 2012

To Blog Or Not To Blog?

I've had this blog since August 2010 and I never knew why.

I had all these great ideas, that upon further reflection, didn't ring true for what I wanted this blog to be.  They were instead poor spin-offs of other blogs I had read.

I don't have that burning desire to create some grand new thing, but something that will make me want to write. That will allow me to share my thoughts, personal feelings, in the only way I've felt truly comfortable; in the written word.

So, the question was To Blog or Not To Blog?  Finally after 1.5 years, I've chosen to blog and now I know why.