2019 is almost over and I’ve achieved most of my goals. It has been an experimental year for me, trying new things, building new bridges, fixing old bridges, investing in my loved ones, actually addressing my own physical and mental health, revisiting polychronic sleep, purging toxic patterns, finding balance, and publicly establishing my values.
What I’ve found is that when I take better care of myself, I have much more to give. And that when I operate within a predefined framework of my own sculpting, I can be both more efficient and less stressed. (In the past, it’s always been one or the other, which led to crippling anxiety and lapses in my ability to creatively execute.)
I still have little clue as to what I want to be when I grow up, but I’ve got a clear vision of who I want to be, and that’s something I can work towards.
But I won’t do it alone. In 2020, I want to focus on collaboration. I admire so many people and I want to have more substantive conversations. I want to align my goals with the goals of trusted friends, so that we can hold each other accountable and celebrate success together. Because that is what I think it’s all about, collective success.
Success requires planning, so I’ll be reaching out to those I admire more frequently than I have in the past; I need to catch up. I need to deepen relationships. I want to see where our goals overlap and seek alignment for 2020 with those who want the same.
I want to thank those who’ve continued to give me creative opportunities, those who pull me close when I pull away from the world, those who’ve seen my vision, those who share my concerns with sculpting a better, more equitable and inspiring world for ourselves and our descendants.
This seems like a good place to do my messaging. Now back to the work.
(If you’re wondering what goals I have yet to meet for 2019, I still haven’t dunked and those 5 prayers a day don’t always get done. Still working on both.)