Choosing a Word for the New Year


Resolutions for 2019!  This is the first year that I have not officially come out and said what my New Year’s Resolutions are, and for good reason.  In the past, I have said I am going to lose weight, spend more time in the Word, plan, get my finances in order, etc…  Unfortunately, I have yet to accomplish any of them. Why?

I think the reason this happens is due to my lack of focus on my resolutions.  While I may have the best intentions, I get lost in the day to day activities of life and those resolutions become a thing of the past.   I may start out strong but lose sight of it as soon as I give in to whatever may be calling me – food, sales, etc..

choosing a word for the year

Rather than set myself up for failure, I decided this year to focus on a word.   After a little research, I came across a book called My One Word by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen.  According to them, resolutions simply do not work for many because our focus is on the person we are tired of being rather than being the person God has designed us to become.  Think about that.

Who I am I tired of being?  As much as this hurts to say, I am tired of being unhealthy.  I am tired of getting winded as I walk long distances.  I am tired of constantly choosing to eat the way I want to rather than the way I should.  But it is far more than just being unhealthy.  I am tired of always playing catch up in my finances, work, and blog.  Oh, my list could go on and on.

Rather than focus on the things I am tired of and trying to change them by setting up resolutions, the authors of My One Word suggest finding a word to “replace broken promises with a vision for real change.  When you choose a single word, you have a clarity and focus.  You are moving toward the future rather than swearing off the past.”


Choosing a Word

Choosing a word for the year

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As we head into this New Year, it is not too late to find your one word.  Consider purchasing the book My One Word to help guide you through this process or simply follow our steps above.  Whatever word you select, may it guide you through this coming year to become the person you want to be!

Your word?

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