Sunday, January 9

Behavioral Goals for 2011

German playwright, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, "Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image."
I let my brain wrap around this for a while and realized the profound truth in his statement. Our universe begins within ourselves and expands outwards. I don't mean this in a "self-centered" way at all. Rather, it's so important to remain aware of our affect on everything and everyone around us, and the responsibility that power carries.

I've printed out my behavioral goals for this year and placed them strategically to keep myself reminded. Feel free to share yours in the comments section. We can learn so much from one another.

Although I look forward to adding more, currently mine are:

1. Start each day being thankful.
2. Stop. Look. Listen.
3. Save "I'm sorry" for when it's appropriate and truly called for.
4. When I realize I'm tearing myself down, just stop.
5. Seize the day...every day.


Stuff could always be worse said...

I LOVE this list, I need this. I try to do most of them, need to quit tearing myself down?

Karen Mortensen said...

Great list. I am trying to work on #5. I am sure you will do well with this.

Jamie said...

I'm a Canuk, can't do the #3.
We apologize for e v e r y t h i n g . ;-)

Anonymous said...

Stopping by via the Friday Hops to say hello and to follow.
Have a great day!

Joni said...

i am a new follower. come by my place sometime and check me out. become a follower too if you want. i need to work on all of those things.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Excellent list! :) I could claim all of yours (though I'd probably have to apologize for doing so) and then add to it! Maybe tomorrow! LOL! Really though ... it's a great list! I need to think of some behaviors that I can work on changing this year. I guess my number one would be to recognize, and remember, that "it's not about me!"

Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

This is a great list. I think I might print it out too! I just stumbled upon your blog through a blog hop and I'm sure glad I did!


Yenta Mary said...

Excellent list! Sounds so simple, but such critical things to remember and to focus on ....

Lolo @ said...

Thanks so much for joining Bee Friendly! I am following back.

Your 2011 goals sound great. I need to stop, look and and listen too!

Pratibha The Talent said...

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