I’ve always been against using the word “resolution” when associated with a new year. I’ve preferred to talk about goals for the year. I’ve looked at the year ahead as an opportunity to achieve certain goals and milestones.
This year, I’ve been pondering over ideas and wondering about what I need and what I want to do in 2013. It’s taken me a lot longer than usual and as January is coming to an end, I’ve thought I better hurry up and get this sorted out so that I’m not wasting time.
But I’ve realized, as I reflect on where I’ve been and where I want to go, that my primary need in 2013 isn’t about the doing, learning and achieving. My primary need is to have fun.
Focusing on “fun” could come across as juvenile or seem trivial in these challenging times but for me, right now, I’m resolving to have more fun in 2013.
I’ve spent the last few years, deep in thought, with a furrowed brow, trying to “figure things out”. I’ve made progress and achieved goals but it’s all been done with a heavy amount of determination and not a lot of fun.
I still have goals and milestones I want to achieve in 2013 but I want to achieve them all under the umbrella of having fun. Play! Be curious! Be light!
I wonder how much more success and energy you can have when you approach things from this playful and fun place? What if you were curious and light-hearted as you tackled your projects? How much more easily would the accomplishment come?