Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. ~David Byrne
A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~Charles Dickens
A colleague Facebooked that she had chosen her “word” for the year. Intrigued, I investigated more. The concept of “one word” that defines how you will approach the New Year comes from the book entitled One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton & Jimmy Page. The authors encourage readers to set aside time to seek inwardly what the one word should be for that year. Some of the posts I read from those who commented on my colleagues status were words like “passion,” “discover,” and “discipline.” What a great idea, I thought. Instead of making a multitude of goals that I’ll fall short in, I’ll pick a word in which I’ll have a better shot of hitting the mark.
After some soul searching, I came away with a word that I know will help me. Actually, it already has. I made a Wordle of it, reminding myself of areas I needed to grow in relation to that word. It applies to all areas of my life—spiritual, physical, emotional—and truly is something I don’t always consider.
How about you? What one word would define goals for your year? What one word would you want ever present in your mind, guiding your actions and thoughts, and helping you to become a better person, a happier person, a more engaged person this year?
I have my word. What’s yours?