In my last post, I took some time to reflect on the last year and all of the blessings, challenges, joys, and lessons it held. While it’s important to look back from time to time, it’s so much more important to look forward. So today, I want to look ahead.
I’ve never been really big on making New Year’s Resolutions. I’m driven and focused by nature, so I regularly have some sort of goal to strive toward anyway. And I understand my weaknesses enough to know that I need to stop putting so much pressure on myself about expectations.
But I absolutely love the idea of a ‘new start’, that ‘first page of a new chapter’ that a new year brings, and I like to harness that energy toward something positive.
What is One Word? Simple. Choose one word as a focus for 2013: one word that sums up who you want to be, or a character trait you want to develop, or an attribute you want to intentionally add to your life. Use this word to live intentionally. Place reminders around your home, be mindful of it, and soon you will see it shape your decisions and challenge you, inspire you, and change you.
My word for 2013: BOLD. This year, I strive to let boldness permeate every aspect of my life. And I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.
What will your One Word be? (Share in the comments, I’d love to cheer you on!) Maybe your word came to mind instinctively. Maybe you need to think about it a while. Either way, it will come to you. And when it does, grab hold.
Here’s to 2013. Make it awesome! <3