News: Use this ‘Kick Ass’ List to Recapture Your Bold Enthusiasm
This time of year can feel a little bit like “no man’s land.” The freshness and promise of the New Year has worn off… the days are damp, dark and seemingly move at a snail’s pace. The trek towards spring seems like the impossible journey. It’s easy, at this time of year, to start wondering, “Where’s that bold enthusiasm that marked January 1st? How do I get that back? And more importantly, how do I keep it?”
Wouldn’t it be great if there were some kind of prescription or formula to just plug in that would answer this question? Generally, those kinds of answers are hard to nail down unless, of course, you consult…Facebook. There’s constantly an abundance of answers, remedies and pop-culture wisdom circulating on Facebook in the form of quotes, posters, pictures and lists. Recently, a particular list was going around and, for whatever reason, it struck a cord with us…maybe because this time of year calls for inspiration of this nature. Or maybe it was the title, “How to Kick Ass.” C’mon, who doesn’t want to know how to do that?
We love this list because, while it IS a list about kicking ass, it IS NOT a list about kicking someone else’s ass. In other words, this list has nothing to do with being the best IN the world; rather it’s all about how to be the best FOR the world. Now that’s a list we can get behind.
So, here they are… 11 Rules of Kicking Ass. There’s no credit given here because the list was posted without an author. No, these rules aren’t rocket science and chances are, on some level, you already know them. Nonetheless, they’re a good reminder and something to shoot for every day:
* HOW TO KICK ASS *
1. Make it about others.
2. Be human and approachable.
3. Stay curious, stay interested.
4. Pick your projects well; choose ones that give you more joy.
5. Have courage.
6. Be grateful.
8. Give credit.
9. Leave your comfort zone occasionally.
10. Put skin in the game.
11. Accept what happens with grace.
Not bad, eh? Still, chances are you read this and thought, “Wow, this list totally didn’t mention…” Don’t keep it to yourself. Let us know! We’d love to hear the rule(s) you’d add to this list. You’re full of good ideas. That’s one of the reasons we like you so much.