Today, this year ends and tomorrow begins a new.
When my tempo is high in work periods during the year, I like to clarify and define my projects and next steps in detail. When I am on holiday (like right now), I prefer to relax also from that. These days, I vegetate and all the impressions that have been whirling around all autumn sink to the bottom and the sight is clear.
Year-ends fascinates me. They are a human construction and at the same time, it seems to me natural to once a year look backwards and forwards in a truly larger perspective.
Last year, I formulated three key words for me and my business in 2010. I have had the keywords visible up on my office wall all year and I have often been reminded of them. They have helped me decide what is important and what I should aim for. They have been so valuable to me that I want to make three new words, for 2011.
I know that during our New Year celebration party tonight, we will discuss the upcoming year and I think that even more will become evident to me then, so I do not want to nail the three words now.
But, I have a hunch that they will be about focusing, removing, discarding, delegating and specializing.
I will return in this matter.
Until then I wish you and all the other The Structure blog readers a happy new year!