2012: 3 Words & a Theme Song

It’s a long way to the top… 

image: Zach Dischner, CC-BY

Casudi shared a Chris Brogan post with me today, the first day of 2012. Apparently, he chooses three words to keep himself focused each year. News to me, but I really like this idea. I learned a lot in 2011, and made several personal discoveries which are influencing my aims for 2012.

Responsibility
If it is to be, it is up to me. The only thing I can control in this life is how I let things affect me. I must take responsibility for my life – for my future.

Action
If I take action on just half these crazy ideas… I’ve not had cable TV in the house in since sometime in 2006, but that doesn’t mean I am immune to the guiles of Netflix streaming entertainment on-demand. See also, responsibility.

Freedom
Leave the rat race behind, blaze new trails. This is the result of responsibility & action. If it is to be, it is up to me. By taking action on just half these crazy ideas, I could be free of the rat race, blazing new, more meaningful trails.

On theme songs
I don’t know that I’ll stick with this theme song for the year, but it pretty much sums up where I’m at right now, all things considered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1iR2Wi3u5o&w=300

2012
The best is yet to come. 

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  • http://mindadventure.com/blog rob white

    That’s a stirring theme song, Brian. Love those Bag Pipes!  There are no short cuts if you are up to something extraordinary. Indeed it is a long way to the top, and the journey is infinitely rewarding. the sum of a person’s actions decides his future destiny and the sum of a persons thoughts and opinions decides his future feelings and attitude.  What’s done in the realm of thinking duplicates its tone in the realm of feelings and action. 

  • http://dr1665.com Brian Driggs

    Thank you, Rob. It’s a question of where am I now, where do I want to be, and what do I need to do right now to get there.

    The best is yet to come.