Dear 2012: Let’s Get Inspired

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Over the past few days I’ve talked about making goals for 2012, figuring out what you want to go after if you feel stuck, but have no clue what to do, and how to make a plan to achieve your goals. Now I thought I’d give you a little inspiration. Here are some of my favorite posts from people I admire for doing big things and following their dreams…

CNN Heroes // Grab the tissues for this one. Just a few people doing small things to make peoples lives significantly better and ya know…changing the whole damn world! This is one of my favorite specials and it always inspires me to getting of my ass and do something.

Life as an Artistpreneur // The Difference Between Busy and Productive
Because while busy keeps you occupied, productive keeps you on track.

A Beautiful Mess // 5 Tips for Making and Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
Buy yourself a new dress, plan a mini trip, or even something small like a movie night out with friends. It’s up to you but you are more likely to stick to your goal if you know you are going to be rewarded.

Escape from Cubicle Nation // Side Hustle and Flow interview series
There’s nothing romantic or fun about being broke, so until your business is generating enough income for you to live off of, keep working there.

Gala Darling // Five Years Later
When you theoretically “have everything” — love, health, a great career, & a stable home — but still feel like something is missing, you know it’s time to act.

Life After College // 20 Lessons form 2 Months of Solopreneurship Part One & Part Two
Lean in to your community, let them lean into you; you have so many people rooting for you, especially those of you who have built thriving communities on Twitter, Facebook and your blog.

Nubby Twiglet // Do What You Love
Embrace what makes you unique instead of erasing it in the process. Put your best foot forward, let the entire world know what you want to do with your life and then conspire to make it happen.

Unicorns for Socialism // New Years Rituals for Those Who Loathe Resolutions
What if, instead of focusing your precious life force + attention on dropping those last 3.5 pounds (“because THEN I’ll really have made it, man!”) you devoted 15 minutes a day to simply exuding … gratitude?

<<< YESTERDAY: Making a plan
>>> TOMORROW: My goals for 2012

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