I'm a list person. LOVE how productive I can be and will be when I have a list. The best lists are those I create and then shove into a drawer. It's amazing what is accomplished if it is written down - then you pull that said list out of the drawer months later - and you can see what you did accomplish.
Of course, there are the lists you aren't supposed to put in a drawer: Grocery List, Stuff to get to the boys school; places to stop on the way home. (Wait, is this a list of lists??)
I guess we could break lists down into a couple kinds:
Short term (what I need to accomplish today)
Long term (what I need to accomplish this week/month/year)
Really long term (what I need to accomplish in my life)
Notice I don't say "I need to DO" or "I want to". My lists are more facts. This needs to be done - or better yet - This will be done. I like that.
I'm not into resolutions. I'm not going to change. Have no intention of changing. Yes, I can improve, I could lose weight, not drink so much wine, watch a few more movies, but chances are that's not going to happen. (Goes back to you can't fail if your expectations are low!) :-)
What I do for the year is make a list. Sometimes it's a short list. Sometimes it has a lot of goals on it. Or things I need to do.
For 2011 - and I laugh as I write this. My goal for 2011 was to WORK more. Yes, you read that right. And that was the only thing on my list. Then in about February, I decided that WORK stood for World Opportunities R Knocking. And no sooner than I made that acronym, well Hawaii came knocking on my door. I thought there might be a few more "world adventures", but I accomplished my goal. I did WORK more. And here I thought I was talking about improving my financial situation.
For 2012, I'm headed into 2012 - going with the 12 theme. I'm starting out by saying - this is what it stands for: 12 months, 12 events, 12 non-profits and the 12 fascinating people I meet along the way. And if past indicators are a predictive of future behavior, what I thought that this was going to mean, will end up meaning something completely different. But for now, I'm going to tri........