As you guys know, if you’ve been around for a while, last year was rough pretty much all around. I am glad to see the new year. I need the clean slate, and am looking forward to realizing my goals this year.
One of the things I wanted to really focus on today though, was that I’m trying something new this year. I’m sure the majority of you have heard of the whole One Word thing. If not though, basically it’s where you choose a word for the year. It gives you something to focus on and it’s kind of a way to keep you on track throughout the year. I have never participated in this phenomenon in the past, but I decided to hop on the wagon this year.
My one word for the year is Thrive.
I chose Thrive because it’s what I want most this year in basically every aspect of my life.
For the duration of 2014 our focus shifted from getting to where we wanted to be to feeling stuck in the weeds. The attitude shifted from a positive outlook to a muddied, pessimistic view of everything. When we moved to Florida it was a new beginning for us. We said goodbye to everything we knew and moved forward without looking back. But this year it’s been hard not to want to pack our life up and return home. Back to our comfort zone. Because at least if life is going to be hard, you have your family and the environment you’re most comfortable in to make up for it.
Well, that attitude gets you nowhere, I can tell you that with 100% certainty. I think instead of dwelling on the things we really don’t have much control over right now, we need to collectively thrive in the areas we can control. We also can’t wait until to circumstances are perfect before we push for the things we want. There is never a perfect time for growth. Something will always get in the way.
So in 2015, my word that I will focus on is Thrive. I want to see my kids grow and flourish. I want to help my marriage become even stronger and I want to help Jake be the person he wants to be. I will focus on helping our family move forward, instead of feeling like we are dead in the water.
I think Thrive will help me meet my goals this year.
Did you choose a word for your year? Have you done this in the past and did it do good things for you? I’m excited to see what 2015 has in store for everyone!