Three Words for 2010
We love this blog post, 3 Words for 2010, by fundraising consultant Sandy Rees on her Get Fully Funded blog — and the comment that follows it.
"I see a few friends who are setting their intentions for the year by choosing 3 words from Seth Godin’s new guide "What Matters Now.” I thought I’d do the same.
There’s something powerful about setting an intention. Whether it’s what you want from a meeting, a relationship, or this year, getting clear and declaring your desires will help you get them.
Instead of choosing 3 words for me, I thought I’d choose 3 things I want for you. Here they are:
- Focus. There are so many distractions these days, from constant email to Twitter to hundreds of interruptions throughout the day. I want you to be able to be crystal clear about your goals (both personally and professionally) and then give them your full attention and energy. Having clear focus about what you’re trying to achieve will help you say “yes” to those things that move you forward and “no” to those things that don’t.
- Gumption. Initiative. Resourcefulness. Spunk. It’s that thing that force that moves you forward. Believe that you can reach your goals and then go for it!
- Tough-mindedness. In Seth’s guide, it’s defined as “the ability to draw lines and boundaries within which we protect and preserve the mental and emotional space to do our work and to be true to our selves. It’s about self-discipline and focus and perserverance. And it will help you move forward in fulfilling your organization’s mission.
Think about what this year might hold if you grabbed these 3 words and took them to heart. Think of how you could expand your fundraising efforts. Think about how you might fulfill your organization’s mission."