2009 turns to 2010

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. They seem to have a shelf life of about 10 minutes, and thereby are not all that useful. In fact the very specific kind of goal setting that is often recommended has rarely proved useful for me. Instead, I ask myself what do I want? And who do I want to be? And how is what I’m doing right now supportive or not supportive to the first two questions?

This is something I do on an ongoing basis, and that has worked very well for me. I feel like I’m coming to a point in my development where more concrete goals, particularly around business may prove useful, but I do tend to work intuitively and haven’t felt called to do that yet.

So with that in mind, you can imagine that I was interested, but not terminally excited when I first read a blog post by Hayden Tompkins about How To Rock 2010. (Let me stop here and say that Hayden’s blog Through the Illusion is awesome and very worth reading.)

It did take me a little bit off guard when Hayden, as she often does, put her own spin on the ideas. She talked about choosing a word for the year. A word that would serve as a navigation point for the year. Her word this year is “dance,” if you want to know why you’ll have to read her post.

I casually tossed around in my mind what my word might be, if I were to come up with one, and didn’t really get anywhere. Then I read a post by Erica Douglas called 2010 Goals; 2010 #themeword; Big Announcement! (If you’re at all interested in business, particularly business online, Erica’s blog is a must read. I know this post is starting to sound like a blog pitch fest, but I really love what both of these amazing women write.)

In her post, Erica talks about starting the #themeword meme in 2007, the concept is very similar to Hayden’s. I thought this was interesting, but since I had already decided that I didn’t need such a thing, I noted that and moved on. Except that my unconscious or higher self or muse or whatever or whoever seemed to disagree. I don’t remember exactly when, but it popped into my head (and landed there with a significant amount of force) that my #themeword for 2010 is Freedom. I like this roll around in my head for a while, but the more I thought about it the more right it feels.

For me 2010 is about creating freedom

Freedom - Next Exit

Freedom for myself; financially, from a job that I’ve mastered and I’m ready to pass on, and most importantly from my own limiting beliefs and programming.

This year is also about helping other people create freedom for themselves through my Binaural Journeys guided meditation audios. It’s interesting, I didn’t realize that that’s what I was doing when I set out to create audio programs that combined guided meditation, binaural beats, binaural drumming and music. I just knew that I had felt inspired to create programs of this sort, so I did. But, in thinking about my #themeword, Freedom, I realized that Binaural Journeys are really tools for people to use in creating their own freedom.

I am truly excited about the year to come.

So, what’s your #themeword?

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  • Hi Andy, I haven’t seen the movie, but it looks like I have to!

    😀
    .-= Claus D Jensen´s last blog ..Maximize Your Time with Guest Bloggers =-.

  • Hi Andy, I haven’t seen the movie, but it looks like I have to!

    😀
    .-= Claus D Jensen´s last blog ..Maximize Your Time with Guest Bloggers =-.

  • I have seen this idea on several posts….it kind of stumped me. I am going to have to roll this one around for a while. I’ll let you know.

    By the way these are great blog recommendations.

    Sheila
    .-= Sheila Atwood´s last blog ..New Year Resolutions =-.

  • I have seen this idea on several posts….it kind of stumped me. I am going to have to roll this one around for a while. I’ll let you know.

    By the way these are great blog recommendations.

    Sheila
    .-= Sheila Atwood´s last blog ..New Year Resolutions =-.

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    Sheila – It stumped me too, as I said – but then it hit me – I think it’s going to be really useful for me because it gives me a touchstone for everything I’m doing. your mileage may vary.

    andy

  • admin

    Sheila – It stumped me too, as I said – but then it hit me – I think it’s going to be really useful for me because it gives me a touchstone for everything I’m doing. your mileage may vary.

    andy

  • I’ve never thought about a #themeword but as soon as I read that on your blog, my mind shouted “Passion” at me. That’s always been my favorite word (well, maybe not always, I suspect when I was a kid, it was more like “fun” and when I was a teenager, it was more like “angst” but, hey, I’m an old fogy now and if I say always, take it how you like it!)

    What it means for me is to continue to develop all aspects of passion for myself. My writing, making a grand living doing that and teaching that, traveling (another passion) which I can then do more readily, and, of course, having the common meaning of passion in my life – i.e. someone to share it with. Think that about covers it. I’ve already declared 2010 an exciting year. With this, I’m now that much more excited.

    Thanks!
    .-= Geoff´s last blog ..Post 27 – Mythic Journeys =-.

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      Geoff – what a wonderful #themeword – I love the concept – I just feels so powerful! and Passion is a great one!

      Andy

  • I’ve never thought about a #themeword but as soon as I read that on your blog, my mind shouted “Passion” at me. That’s always been my favorite word (well, maybe not always, I suspect when I was a kid, it was more like “fun” and when I was a teenager, it was more like “angst” but, hey, I’m an old fogy now and if I say always, take it how you like it!)

    What it means for me is to continue to develop all aspects of passion for myself. My writing, making a grand living doing that and teaching that, traveling (another passion) which I can then do more readily, and, of course, having the common meaning of passion in my life – i.e. someone to share it with. Think that about covers it. I’ve already declared 2010 an exciting year. With this, I’m now that much more excited.

    Thanks!
    .-= Geoff´s last blog ..Post 27 – Mythic Journeys =-.

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      Geoff – what a wonderful #themeword – I love the concept – I just feels so powerful! and Passion is a great one!

      Andy

  • Thank you for sharing this! It definitely is different than setting a goal or resolution. For me it’s almost like picking a theme song or personal slogan. I like what you’ve said about it being a ‘personal touchstone’, that is such a perfect description.

    P.S. You’ve said such lovely things, thank you!!
    .-= Hayden Tompkins´s last blog ..How to Rock 2010! =-.

  • Thank you for sharing this! It definitely is different than setting a goal or resolution. For me it’s almost like picking a theme song or personal slogan. I like what you’ve said about it being a ‘personal touchstone’, that is such a perfect description.

    P.S. You’ve said such lovely things, thank you!!
    .-= Hayden Tompkins´s last blog ..How to Rock 2010! =-.

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  • Well, it hit me. I knew the word would come. My theme word is Vision.

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

    I am actually excited about this.

    Sheila
    .-= Sheila Atwood´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Workshops and Seminars 2010 =-.

  • Well, it hit me. I knew the word would come. My theme word is Vision.

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

    I am actually excited about this.

    Sheila
    .-= Sheila Atwood´s last blog ..Internet Marketing Workshops and Seminars 2010 =-.

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    Awesome Sheila!!!

  • admin

    Awesome Sheila!!!