Happy 2012 everyone!

Most are listing down their resolutions for the year. I’m listing down the habits I want to break and create good ones.

I’ve had my fair share of resolutions and noticed I don’t accomplish most of them because of excuses. Does this sound familiar to you? – “I didn’t get to do my new year’s resolution from x years ago because (fill in the blank with excuses).” Perhaps the resolution or goal was never accomplished because we were yanked out from our euphoric state of the new year’s celebration and back to the usual grind of daily tasks.

This 2012, I’ve decided to create new habits instead of making a list of resolutions. Hold on, let me think about this again. Okay, that sounds like a resolution to me, so I’m going to have this one. Not a list, but just one simple goal.

It will not only achieve one resolution but many.

Being less of a perfectionist

Everyone who has worked with or for me, close friends, and family can attest to this. Perhaps it was because I was told to “do it right the first time”. Nevertheless, this is one thing I need to work on.

Being a perfectionist is a double-edged sword and it has done me more harm than good. It has taught me fear. That’s not good considering that my closest friends have told me I was fearless.

It stunted my growth, ideas didn’t push through, I failed to create, I (almost) became a “pleaser” and worst of all, it didn’t make me happy.

By creating this habit, it’s going to be easier for me to let go, learn to lower my expectations, be comfortable with uncertainty, love surprises, connect with more people, and live life as it’s supposed to be.

What habit are you going to break or create this year to get more of your resolutions done?

 

Photo credit: Salvatore Vuono

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