So many of us, though, lack focus and tend to lose steam on those resolutions rather quickly. It’s so common that I saw a a church sign the other day that read, “We hope your love of Jesus lasts longer than your New Year’s Resolutions.” Seriously. Resolutions are the butt of jokes – probably deservedly so.
2013 is promising to be a big year for me. It’s likely that I’ll face one of the biggest changes ever in my career with the end of my traditional job and the pursuit of self-employment on a full-time basis. That will take a lot of self-discipline and a lot of pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. I need some focus.
Enter Ali Edwards’s One Little Word workshop. In the past, I’ve watched as bloggers choose one word to focus on for a year. Elise does it. Of course, Ali does it. Some of my Twitter friends have done it, as well.
I’m going for it this year. I think I’ll need the focus to stay in line with my goals and to make my dreams of a happier life materialize. I’ve enrolled in the workshop and bought some supplies to make a hybrid scrapbook/journal based around my word and its affect on my life. This won’t be a showpiece sort of scrapbook, but more like a resource to bolster my spirits when they are flagging, to counteract and encourage when I doubt myself, to steel my spine when faced with a difficult new problem or task. I may share some of that process here. We’ll see how it goes.
I went back and forth on my word for the year, but finally settled on commitment.
- I will make a commitment to my health and body to be the strongest and healthiest I can be.
- I will make a commitment to my soul and happiness to find beauty in each day and be thankful for it through a photo-a-day project.
- I will make a commitment to my family to act out my happiness to them in words and actions.
- I will make a commitment to my career -
- I will complete the commitment to my corporate job to the best of my abilities and with my best attitude.
- I will commit to myself and my future the resources necessary to make my business flourish.
- I will make a commitment to my world to do my part to spread kindness and charity.
I’m excited to see where this year takes me. If nothing else, it should be an interesting ride.
What are you looking forward to in 2013? Do you choose one word to guide you?