Give your words power. Live them. Breathe them.

I am not a big fan of resolutions, just as I don’t wait until the end of the year to evaluate success. I prefer to always be in a state of progress (towards perfection, of course). Last year, I was introduced to the concept of three words to live by instead of setting typical resolutions. Rather than keeping the words I have chosen for 2012 close to my chest, let me share what I have chosen to become this year. You hold me accountable.


All of us know I love a beautiful flowchart and have a process or dashboard for everything I do. When I say I want to be more coordinated, this is not to be confused with more organized. I want to see, feel, hear and touch the process. Become one with the process as a dancer becomes one with music. My organization skills are like the choreography of a dance. It is time for me to know more than the steps, but dance them, as well. I want my feet and hands to move in sync with rhythm of the music.


I have been saying for quite some time how I want to be a writer, a novelist. To be such, one has to write.  I have not been writing. Fear has been my greatest obstacle and I am working each and every day to conquer that beast…the beast of my own creation. The characters in my head have a story to tell and it is my responsibility to give them a voice.


I would not describe myself as being impulsive. I do love a plan (especially when it comes together), but it is time to live in the moment. I will not become the extreme opposite and embrace the wild child within (some of you have seen this Lauren). Instead, I will embody the attitude to take action when an opportunity is presented. Perhaps this new attitude will lead me to a destination half way across the world or an afternoon at a local museum. Whatever the adventure, I am ready.

All that said, I need to go build a mind map now and determine how I am going to make these words my reality!

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  • Sara

    First of all, when I heard of this concept (by way of Chris Brogan), I really jived with it. I’ve never been one for resolutions, but words/goals/attitudes really resonate with me. I love all of your words and am excited for you in your adventures this year. I hope to hear much more about all three of your words as the year moves forward.

    As for me, I’ve been stewing on this for a while and I still don’t have my words yet, but I’m hoping to make a post  by the end of the month.