One of the working titles I have for a book I’m going to write is ‘Keep, Cease, Begin - a methodology for perpetual renaissance in life and work.’
With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being inaugurated as President and Vice-President of the United States of America this week I’ve been contemplating what will I begin this year and will I have ceremonies to formally mark them?
What will you be inaugurating this year?
And what will you be keeping and ceasing?
As an example of keeping I’m staying with Blogging three times a week with Wednesday’s being a video as well as a post, and Friday’s being a podcast as well as a post. The reason I’m keeping this action and the format, is that I’m able to do it, and subscribers are telling me that they find the formats, the frequency, and the content highly valuable.
What will you be keeping?
As an example of ceasing I’ve been working on significantly reducing the number of emails I send.
What will you be ceasing?
One thing I’m beginning, and a way I’m reducing emails, is recommencing my monthly electronic newsletter after several years of not providing one. You can sign-up for the newsletter here.
What will you be inaugurating/beginning?
Considering what I will Keep, Cease, Begin are always for me in the context of renaissance.
My study of the 14 - 1700’s is a life-long and ongoing passion. These were times of rebirth for arts and sciences as wells the breaking away from feudalism and medieval dogma. These times saw the birth of humanism.
As a humanist I want to see what’s meaningful and valuable for humans at the centre of everything we are and do.
I’m hoping that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will lead a rebirth not just for America, also for the world and that climate change, equality and peace as well as all of our other challenges will be meet with common sense and common decency, and in a decisively human way.
Who will you become? What will you do next?
Become the wise leader you want to be.
PS "This above all. To thine own self be true."
William Shakespeare 1564 - 1616