Besides setting goals, I also choose a word for the year. Last year, my word was LEAD, and I promise you, that both challenged and encouraged me to take ownership of my life and decisions, stand up to my fears, and literally go-for-it.
If you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook fan Page, you would have noticed that I hash-tagged most of my posts with #bestrongandcourageous. And on this blog, I wrote so much about fearlessness, courage, and just going for those huge dreams God has planted on your heart knowing He's got your back!
Taking the lead was super fun, and somehow freeing. I have gained a quantum level of positive self-image, esteem, and confidence and I would never trade those for anything! It's amazing what one word can do for you!
This year, my word is EXPLORE.
The word means to "travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it: inquire into or discuss (a subject or issue) in detail; search for resources such as mineral deposits."
I chose this word to push myself to go beyond the familiar terrains; to be okay with trying other things; to just do some cool stuff. My hope is that my life blossoms even more gloriously as I dare to see the horizon from other angles. Let's see how that goes!
Want a word for yourself?
Join the OneWord365 community. I like how they make their case:
I still have my goals though. I just love how the two stay with me and keep nudging me to go for the things I desire. Keeping that desire alive certainly has a way of making accomplishment easier.Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway!Choose just one word.One word you can focus on every day, all year long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.Discover the big impact one word can make.One word. 365 days. A changed life.
So what say you? You up for this?? Then go for it!
Don't forget to come back here to share your word with us. If you need help keeping to your dreams and visions, contact me. I'll be more than delighted to assist you. Life is better lived in communities.