This is the week for New Year’s Resolutions! Unfortunately, I’ve been a failure at that game too many times to willingly set myself up again. However, I’m hopelessly hopeful about new starts, new chances, and making positive changes in my life. I usually try to focus on a philosophy, or quote, or some really deep mind-over-matter idea in the new year. Then life gets busy and I forget my focus amidst sibling rivalry, vet visits, laundry, and beer. Okay, I just added the last one to get your attention.
I learned a fantastic new idea from a friend this year. Instead of lists of resolutions about weight I won’t lose and books I won’t write; I’m going to pick one word to focus on and learn from. She learned the idea from this website: http://myoneword.org/
I love this idea. One word! No lists!
I’ve decided that in 2013 my word will be: Purposefully
So often I let myself believe that my life is an out of control train, careening of track, and I’m am just along for the ride: wind-blown, white knuckled, and confused.
I want to focus on living life purposefully.
As laid out by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary:
Definition of Purposeful:1: having a purpose2: full of determination— pur·pose·ful·ly adverb— pur·pose·ful·ness noun