I hope that everybody has enjoyed the season thus far. I have been on a hectic pace that has kept me away. I am working my way back into the blogosphere as time allows. This post was inspired by Chris Brogan’s – 12 Things to Stop Doing in 2009. I added a few twists of my own.

10 Things to Stop Doing in 2009

1. Stop making excuses for not doing things to move forward along your journey.
2. Stop striving for perfection, and strive for execution instead.
3. Stop putting yourself down.
4. Stop waiting for something to come that will make everything better (if only).
5. Stop thinking you can read minds.
6. Stop trying to do it all yourself.
7. Stop trying old things in new places, unless they’re really old.
8.Stop beating yourself up when you don’t create something on a given day.
9. Stop presuming everything will get better because someone else will fix it.
10.Stop neglecting to do something for YOU.

Here’s the deal:

It’s very challenging to ignore something if you are intentionally trying to. Isn’t it? That is how the mind works. So as Chris Brogan puts it, maybe we should try to focus on 6 things in the to do list.

6 Things to Do in 2009

1. Find a new way to improve someone’s day (and determine if there’s value in it).
2. Take on more activity (maybe an extra walk or bike ride each week- keep a journal).
3. Promote the great people out there ( and and keep doing it).
4. Learn from brilliant people (and share what you learn).
5. Discover your passions (and share them openly)
6. Continue to move forward along your journey!

Makes sense to me! Let’s start our 2009 out strong! How about you, anything to add?

Every waterfall starts with a drop!