I’m taking a page from my fellow Success Freaks team members this year. Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to go with Goals. Now, I have way more than three Goals for 2013, but I can’t put them all here (Well, I could, but I won’t), so I decided to go with just the top three. Want me to share?
Might as well say “yes”, because Imma gonna anyway.
This month you get my ramblings about one of them.
This is important to me. I am constantly reading, researching, and trying all sorts of new things. It keeps my mind open to new ideas and concepts. It makes me feel more accomplished. And… it teaches me so much about life, other people, and myself. But wait, I don’t just want to learn about things that will help me in my work… Oh no, no, no. I want to learn about other places, other cultures…other ideals. I want to feel like a World Traveler even if I never step foot out of the US. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to become a World Traveler, but that’s a Goal for another day.
I’ve recently started watching The West Wing on Netflix.
I love Netflix with its’ lack of commercials and full seasons to watch.
When the series was running on tv, I didn’t care to watch it. I thought it was all about politics. I’m really not a political gal and figured I’d be bored with it, so I never gave it a chance. You’re probably thinking that now that I’ve started “enjoying” it I feel pretty stupid for not watching in the first place. You’d be wrong, but I get that you would think that. I just think the timing was off. The lessons I’m learning from the show now would have been lost on me had I watched it as a series way back when. Although I am kinda learning about the inner workings of the White House (I’m sure some of the content is correct), I’m learning more about human nature than anything. How people interact, that everyone makes mistakes, how to handle disappointment in yourself and others, how to succeed… and that it’s really okay to get close to people you work with. All are really good things to learn and know.
Obviously, I don’t plan to get all of my education from television. I’ve always been an avid reader and plan to continue reading everything I possibly can, but nowadays I’m more prone to pick up a biography, self-help book, or even a tutorial or two to help me with my work. That’s not to say I won’t enjoy the occasional comic book (yes, I do read them) and the latest “best seller”, I just plan to broaden my selection and interests.
So…that’s Goal #1. And…this is ME daring YOU to share YOUR goals with us on our Success Freaks facebook page.
See you next month for Goal #2.
Love and laughter to all…