I am the lucky HerSavvy gal who gets the first post of 2015! I have written before that I am not a fan of “resolutions.” Resolutions, to me, feel absolute, black and white. Resolutions are either kept or broken. If you keep one, you are successful. If you break one, you fail. Since I already carry my fair share of “Jewish guilt,” I see no need to pile more on right from the beginning of the year.
I do, however, believe in setting goals. And while many people see the beginning of the year as a “blank slate,” I approach it as an opportunity to choose what issues or projects to carry with me into the future, and what to leave behind. So, without further ado, here are my goals for 2015:
- Exercise good self-care. That means continue my quest for lifelong good health, fitness, energy and vitality.
- Focus my mental and intellectual energy where it is most meaningful. Change is difficult, but often necessary in order to pursue a purposeful and fulfilling life.
- Read more. I set this goal every year. For me reading is a glorious pastime that engages my senses and refreshes my soul.
- Listen better. I believe listening is one of the most critical elements in good relationships. Good listening builds bridges of understanding and trust.
- Practice patience. My mother used to say, “All good things come to those who wait.” I did not understand what she meant for a very long time. I thought you had to just sit and wait for things to happen. I now know she was trying to teach me to be willing to work hard and not expect immediate results. Important goals and dreams take time to realize. Mom, I get it!
In the coming year, I wish all of you good health, love, patience and the courage to set goals and reach for your dreams.
Barbara Dab is a journalist, broadcast radio personality, producer and award-winning public relations consultant. She currently hosts two radio shows locally in Nashville, TN. Check out her website athttp://www.zoneabouttown.com.
Barbara is also creator of The Peretz Project: Stories from the Shoah: Next Generation. Check it out at http://www.theperetzproject.com If you, or someone you know, is the child of survivors of the Shoah, The Holocaust, and would like to tell your story please leave a comment and Barbara will contact you.
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