You may have read a portion of my To-Do list in my guest post for Life with the Lebedas. Those 3,245 things I mentioned? Not even 1/2 of the full list. It keeps getting longer than I can catch up to. If my To-Do list were in a race with me, it would have lapped me multiple times for sure!
But today, instead of griping about my ever increasing To-Do list, I am developing (and sharing) my To-Be list.
What is a To-Be list you may ask?
No, it’s not a costume pattern with yellow and black stripes plus a stinger…
A To-Be list is a fresh way of identifying what you want to accomplish. Instead of getting mired down in the tasks that you think you need to get done, it keeps your focus on the big picture. What and who do you want to BE?
As we near the end of 2010, many of us may be drawn to creating Resolutions. I usually create Goals around this time of year for the following year, but I’m going to try a To-Be list instead.
I want to be…
- A good mother.
- Financially secure.
- In a job I love, where I am valued and excel.
- A good, reliable friend.
- Engaged in my community.
- Actively learning new things.
- Fulfilling my potential.
- 19 again…. (just checking if you were paying attention).
- A good steward of our environment.
- Positive and optimistic.
- A good leader.
- Someone others believe in.
- Actively making the world a better place.
I wrote these as I thought of them, so theoretically they are in no particular order. However, there was a long pause after I wrote the first 3 items down. I was going to say that they are the short and sweet of my list, but Happy alone is truly the foundation. The following 19 items are what I believe I need to be/do so that I am happy.