Friday, January 4, 2013
No Resolutions - Just a Saying
Last year my mantra, or words to live by was "Do Less Better". It was a very effective way to keep me focused on what mattered and to make me slow down enough to enjoy life. Everytime I felt rushed or life was overwhelming I would say to myself 'do less better'. It really worked.
I have been trying to think of one for this year that is as effective.
It's hard, as my mind has been clouded by Mr K and I working on the principals for our business - 3 or 4 key words that we can share with our staff as their words to live at work by.
The three we have so far are :
But when it comes to my own personal one, I am a little stumped. I said I would make 2013 the Year of Writing, but that is not a mantra.
But then I saw the post-it note on my monitor and it said 'Show, Don't Tell' and I knew that was it. This is a writing term that makes you use your words to show what you want to say, not spoon feed the reader. So more description, more visualisartion, more care with every word.
For my blog, this could also mean taking more pictures which will make my photography better.
It also can stand for my life outside writing. Show the people I love how much I care instead of just telling them. Show my staff how things should be done, don't tell. In other words, lead by actions not just words.
So, in this Year Of Writing I will Show not tell.