As the year is winding down, so am I. I’m already reflecting the past year, the choices I made, and where to move on from here on.
One of the hardest things about being your own boss is that you have to make your own decisions. It’s much easier when someone just flat out comes at you and tells you what to do and then you oblige. I have been wondering where to focus on next. You would think I am clear on it, but no.
No, I’m not. I read on Twitter earlier today a tweet where the guy advised that you should make less commitments, stick to them and build a habit out of sticking to your commitments. That resonated very true to me, and made me realize how I’m not living up to that advice.
I made a lot of commitments this year. Most of them, unsurprisingly, failed. You need focus to achieve any big goals. If you have too many focuses, your effort will be spread too thin and you struggle to make impact anywhere. That has been the case for me for years.
I know now what to do when I set goals for 2012. I am going to take a long and hard look at my current commitments and weed them out ruthlessly. I need to create more blank space – that will then be filled with the main commitments. So my main point in setting the goals for next year is actually get rid of as much of the “clutter commitments” as possible.
Take a good hard look at everything you do. Is it important? Is it reasonable? Something you’re passionate with? If not, weed it out. You want your life filled with things that are important to you and that make you fire.
Do you have a tendency to commit to too many things at once? What commitments are you gonna drop for 2013? Share in the comments.
I will share mine in a coming blog post at the very end of the year.