view 25: rainy day weather (perfect for thinking about superpowers and the year ahead)
I find myself so conflicted this time of year. On one hand, I truly hate making New Year's Resolutions -- they just seem like recipes for disappointment. I mean, really, how many times am I going to make the work-out-every-day-lose-25-pounds-in-two-months resolution before I realize that I just don't like exercise enough to make that happen?
On the other hand, I do love a good goal, and find that setting them makes me far more productive than otherwise.
What to do, what to do.
As I was mulling over my thoughts on the subject, I found myself thinking about all of your superpowers you shared with me this past summer. It seems to me that often our superpowers often coincide with things we generally love to do, things around which we have a lot of passion. Also, remember when we talked about using our superpowers for good, and not evil?
This led me to think that maybe I should make my resolutions around exercising my superpower; moreover, maybe you'd want to do the same, and maybe we could check in with each other over the year -- no pressure, no penalties if we don't do it, just encouragement from each other, weekly inspiration from guest writers, that sort of thing...
...and so, yesterday, in a fit of industriousness, I launched the Superpowers Discussion Forum. There, you can declare your superpower, loud and proud; and in the weeks coming, we can share thoughts with each other on how to best hone our superpower skills. You can come back and visit every week -- or not. You can choose to visit daily, to add your thoughts and ideas to ongoing discussions, or just every once in a while for an occasional shot of inspiration. Whatever works for you.
But in any event, however you choose to use the forum, hopefully you'll be moved to use your superpowers to help make 2010 the best year both you and those around you have ever had.
What do you think? If you're game, let's get started: click over and declare your superpower there.