I am considered by family, friends and business acquaintances to be calm, level-headed, rational, analytic, thoughtful, etc. It was part of what made me successful in my many roles in corporate life. And something that has perhaps prevented me from honoring my feelings and emotions in my personal life. While I don’t think I fetishize reason and rationality, I seem to be coded to make them my primary mode of being (PEL is perhaps a reflection – or symptom?).
So my New Year’s resolution is to be more ‘unreasonable’. By that I mean not only cut down on the rational, analytical approach to things, the measured intake of data and attempt to view things from multiple perspectives, but also to stop being so accomodating to everyone else’s requests – to be a bit ‘unreasonable’. Open myself to interpersonal energy and the immediate Zeitgeist. And guess what world, that might mean I take more risks and am a bit more selfish. I’m 41 and I deserve it, so deal.
A corollary to this is that I am going to start setting unrealistic expectations and goals. Got this from The 4 Hour Work Week, but it seems to fit.
Unlike Mark, I’m not going to commit to either doing or sharing weekly with y’all.