There is still time to set your intentions for 2022.
Whatever new and special activities that you have in mind for 2022, I suggest that you establish them as a part of a Vision you have for your future. Imagine your “ideal life.”
If you could really have it any way you wanted, what would your life be like? Start with a clean sheet of paper and dream big. Here are some resources from two of my colleagues at the Robert H. School of Business at the University of Maryland:
*The book Leader of One by Dr. Gerald Suarez provides a guide for inventing your future. You will answer questions such as “I am most energized when . . . “” and “I derive joy from . . .”
*A recent article in Forbes by Dr. Rajshree Agarwal, “Six Pillars For Building An Intentional Life In This New Year” provides insights on creating a future based on three “me” pillars: Purpose, Wellness, and Prosperity and three “us” pillars: Relationships, Community, and Nature.
Both of these resources will provide you with ideas to create an ideal future.
Dream a life that inspires you. Note that this is fundamentally different from how people usually set Resolutions – which are usually based on problems that you want to fix.
Dreaming an Ideal Life = fun and inspiring.
Fixing Problems = ugh.
The “ugh” from a Fixing Problems perspective is why you need the “resolve” in resolutions. You need to be “tenacious” and “determined” because the problem you are working to solve is “ugh.”
Instead of wishing you extra “tenacity,” I wish you greater “clarity” on your vision for your future. Best wishes for following your dreams in 2022!