I like reading Chris Brogan's blog and he has this yearly tradition of picking 3 words to guide him through the year. Instead of New Year's Resolutions, he has his three words. I thought I could get away with one: Action. With 2010 starting with me in my own consulting business, working for myself, I thought Action was prolific. What else should there be? Without Action, you have nothing. Without Action, there is no reaction. Without Action there is no movement.
But one can't have aimless Action right? So I thought that Strategy should be part of my 2010 mantra. Strategy gives Action a direction. Strategy requires more thought than Action.
Which then lead me to Intention. What is a Strategy without an Intention. And it's more than an intention of action, it's a purpose. I'm finding that being self employed requires more Intention. Granted working for a company requires intention, but it's one that is guided by a force greater than myself.
So taking a nod from Chris Brogan, I too have established three words for 2010. Action. Strategy. Intention. Without any of these, no New Years Resolution will stand the test of time.