#31 A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2010 in Review

It was back in May of this year when I made the decision to begin my first blog. I had 3 goals:

  • Experience a new (for me) aspect of social media
  • Develop and flesh out new ideas
  • Provide something worthwhile—not just another cyber rant

I believe I have accomplished the first and the second. It is up to you whether I have accomplished the third.

For this last-of-the-year post, I have returned to each of the 30 posts I have made to the blog—and provided a summary statement about each. Consider this a look back as we look ahead to the New Year. Perhaps a nugget or two will provide inspiration.

1.      Who are the Energy Vampires in Your Life?

  •  Find and associate with nutritious people who listen to you, are glad to see you, and are not attempting to refashion you into a version they like.

2.      Social Media–Know when and how to use it

  • Social media is not a fad; it is not going away.  

3.       Moving from Unremarkable to REMARKABLE!

  • If we want to change—if we want to grow into a REMARKABLE life—we have to have  courage, take  action, embrace risk, have an appropriate attitude, and understand it takes time.

4.      A Value Without Virtue Can Be Dangerous

  • As you confront life’s challenges nurture and draw on these virtues: courage, fortitude, patience, generosity, honesty, and humility.

5.      When is being selfish not being selfish?

  • I suggest you think about being “selfish”—that is, spend time strengthening and maintaining balance in YOUR life.

6.      “Balance Is Not Necessarily Even”

  • We have six dimensions in our lives: social, occupational, spiritual, physical, intellectual, and emotional.

7.      Where is the Line for “APPROPRIATE” Behavior–and Who Draws the Line?

  • Is civility a casualty of informality and shock value?

8.      Finding Your Happy Place

  • Where is your “happy place”? Where do you find solace, energy, reflection, and growth?

9.      PRIDE for Life

  • Life success is all about acting with   P.R.I.D.E.!

10.  Has Connection Created Disconnection?

  • It is a new world—for better or worse.  I still appreciate talking eyeball to eyeball without the interference of a piece of machinery.

11.  Help Others Find Their Happy Places

  • How do you help, friends, family, and colleagues find their happy places?

12.  An Attitude of Gratitude

  • I have NOTHING to whine about!

13.  Are there words we should NEVER say—and who makes that decision?

  • Civility—or political correctness gone awry?

14.  “IZE” on Your Future

  • Live your passion: Visualize, Prioritize, Exorcise, Exercise, and Realize.

15.  Offensive or Remarkable?

  • Safe is risky!

16.  How Big Is Your BUT?

  • What excuses are you allowing to hold you back from reaching your dream?

17.  Is Multitasking a Myth?

  • While we may be doing two things at the same time, the research suggests, at the very least, effectiveness has been significantly compromised.

18.  Crab Pot Mentality!

  • Put distance between you and the haters in your life.

19.  Today-Tomorrow-Yesterday

  • Results come about because of work I have done (or not done), positions I have placed myself in (or not), and relationships I have nurtured (or ignored).

20.  Don’t Let Anyone Take Your Passion

  • “Illegitimi non carborundum.” Loosely translated: Don’t let the bastards grind you down.

21.  Goals, Failure, and Choosing to Move Forward

  • Set huge outrageous goals (HOGs): Do not to settle for something that will not allow you to take advantage of your best efforts.

22.  What’s Important to You?

  • Ask yourself: What should I STOP doing; KEEP doing: and START doing?

23.  No Promises

  • We are not promised next year, next weekend, or the next hour.  Make the most of each day.

24.  Words for Reflection

  • Quotes can be trite and meaningless—or powerful reminders and motivators.

25.  Know Your Boundaries–Know Your Limits

  • Boundaries tell people how far they can go with another person.  Limits clearly tell people what you will do or will not do. 

26.  Free Hugs and Thank Yous

  • Take a moment and say “thank you” for the many things people do all around us. Once again, enjoy this video and song.  

27.  Take a Good Look America, Take A Good Look World

  • Consider if instead of living down to stereotypes, we created a new schema with which to interact with our world. 

28.  Ustabees, Liketodos, and Willtodos.

  • Identify one liketodo in your life—and change it to a willtodo.

29.  We Never Know the Impact We Have

  • Even the smallest thing we say or do can make a significant difference in the lives of those around us.

30.  Wisdom is…

  • What wisdom have you gained that will make ours a better world?

© Steve Piscitelli and Steve Piscitelli’s Blog, 2010.


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1 Response to #31 A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2010 in Review

  1. Chelle says:

    Thanks for still planting seeds in my brain. Nice work.


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