I love making lists and setting goals, which is why I always set New Year’s Resolutions.
Last year I had 11 resolutions. However, I wasn’t entirely happy with them. When I thought about them I realised that like most other years these resolutions would probably be forgotten about by February.
So I decided to forget about them and instead base my year on one word, one little word that would determine how I made decisions, and how I lived my life.
After some research I discovered that many people were already doing this, and it was working for them.
Through my research I stumbled upon a workbook by Martine Holston on how to define your year. I completed the workbook and set my one little word for 2014, which was create.
To set my one little word for this year I used Martine Holston’s workbook again. This year my one little word is focus.
How did I choose focus? It was really natural. After doing Martine’s warm up activities and looking at words that other people have chosen in the past, I chose 5 words that could become my one little word for this year, which were:
For me, focus stood out from the start. It felt good and was actually a front runner last year, so I couldn’t look past it. Focus- it was a no brainer, this would be my word.
So now that I had my one little word I set three goals, which are:
- Focus on this blog. Really commit to it, stick to a posting schedule, dedicate time to it. Grow its content and community.
- Focus on the moment, enjoy and appreciate where I am instead of thinking about what else I could be doing, or where else could be more fun.
- Focus on being financially responsible and saving money, instead of buying things I don’t need.
My big, audacious goal for this year:
To be more focused when making decisions. I don’t want to overthink them or doubt them. I want to focus on what’s important in my life and make decisions that will get me to where I want to be.
I’m excited on where focus will take me this year. I’m curious on how much it will allow me to focus on the moment and make decisions that are good for me.