personal reflections

My 2011 Theme: Growth

I posted my 2011 goal setting process here. And now, the results… 2011 Theme: Growth (I’m growin’ in two thousand and eleven!)

My three guiding words/phrases:

  • Growing my connection to my family and community
  • Growing my health and wealth
  • Growing as a host of conversations that matter

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.” William Butler Yeats

My detailed goals and to-dos:

Growing my connection to my family and community:

  • Interview a family member to record their story
  • Write a letter to my parents telling them how much they mean to me
  • Write a letter to my grandmas
  • Do something unique and heartfelt for Natty once/month
  • Take Nat to a Cirque du Soleil show (Quidam?)
  • Contribute to children’s literacy through the Love of Reading foundation
  • Pro-bono hosting work for an organization doing good in the world
  • Support Dead Poet Society as conversation designer and host, supporting the whole

Growing my health and wealth:

  • Pay down debt by another chunk (S)
  • CrossFit or yoga 4 times a week (get to 35 mens pushups without stopping)
  • Water before every meeting
  • Home cooked meal once/week
  • 18 breaths minimum twice/day

Growing as a host of conversations that matter:

  • Give a talk (to at least 5 people and a Pecha Kucha sized crowd)
  • Design conversations for a better world (host minimum once/quarter at work)
  • Go to BIF 7 and host a conversation there
  • Participate in a Women’s Circle
  • Participate in OST learning experience
  • Participate in Systems Thinking workshop and conversation
  • Do The Work once/week and before every facilitation
  • Blog every day for 30 days
  • One of: Art of Hosting retreat, AIN workshop, The Grove, or Cognitive Edge
  • Have my very own two day silent retreat (no computer) at the cabin

And then remember this Japanese mantra: Fall down seven times, get up eight.

What did you use for your 2011 goal planning process? How will you make it your best year yet?