I remember last year reading an article from one of my idols – Mari Smith – about how each year she chooses a one-word “theme” to keep her inspired her entire year. Almost like a one word mantra. She says she chooses one word that “acts as a guide in all my major decisions and shapes my entire year.” How incredible is that?
For 2011 I am choosing my theme to be FOCUS. As I was trying to think of my theme my mind was all over the place with ideas, and it came to me that my problem is – and has always been – FOCUS. I am guilty of having a million great ideas and trying to begin them all at one time – not giving any real, direct focus to any of them – and in turn only getting mediocre results from each. (does this sound like someone you know!?)
I have big goals this year for 2011, as I had this time last year for 2010. Did I achieve some of them? CERTAINLY! But some of my goals from last year I did not achieve, and I know – without a doubt – it was from my lack of FOCUS.
And FOCUS for me isn’t just for business – but remembering to focus on what is important and not letting the “bugs on the windshield” get in my way of where I am headed. FOCUS for me is not getting caught up in thinking there is an “easier way” or someone else who I can trust to “lighten the load.” FOCUS for me is listening to my heart AND my head – not just to the one who is screaming the loudest at the time. FOCUS is starting a project – and finishing it – before launching into something else. FOCUS is taking time for my family when I am with them, my friends when I am with them, and my Divas when I am with them. Period.
Mari’s word was FOCUS in 2008 and she made the acronym – Follow One Course Until Successful. So that is my plan. Get ready to see some BIG things from Party Plan Divas (and from ME!!) in 2011.