Two columns caught my attention over the last couple of days.
One from New York Times OpEd writer/rock star Bono. “Ten for the Next Ten.” In his words, the list is “10 ideas that might make the next 10 years more interesting, healthy or civil. Some are trivial, some fundamental. They have little in common with one another except that I am seized by each, and moved by its potential to change our world.” Great words and ideas from an amazing person.
The other is from rock star Peter Shankman, “2010 – The Year of My Personal Simplicity.” For Peter, it is “I want 2010 to be simpler. I want to own less stuff. I want to have more space, and not have to fill it. That’s my mission.”
Both articles have ideas and advice that we really should take to heart all year. And as I said to the thirteen year old as he got out of the car for the bus this morning, “It’s the beginning of a new year. Let’s get organized and focus on the task at hand. You can do this. You are only as happy and as successful as you allow yourself to be. It is not anyone else’s job to make you happy or successful.”
So, Happy New Year. Make it a good one.