I hear you snickering at the mention of “high pot.” But those of you who are/were a corporate slave know the reference. With all the things we resolve TO DO in the new year, I think it’s a pretty swell idea to also set intentions for what we resolve NOT to do. For me, it’s less of this, as excerpted from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love (thanks Jules for the timely reminder):
“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung onto the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Now for the TO DO: I resolve to turn my optimism inward more often. I hope you do the same in this new year, this new decade. Wishing you many blessings, much love, and the realization of your own potential in 2010.