It’s the beginning of a new year, which typically means I have chosen my One Word for that year. (Have you ever tried to find one word that you are using as your motto for an entire year? You should try it!)
The basic concept of One Word is to choose one word to focus on for a year. This word is your personal theme of the year. That’s it. Simple, don’t you think?
The last few weeks I’ve really struggled with determining what my One Word should be for 2017. I had several on the list including consistent, productive, rest, success, love, joy, choices, legacy, choices, live, thrive, prosper, and flourish. Flourish was almost my word for 2017 but I kept coming back to one word on the page with all of my notes and scribbles…create.
Create was a finalist for last year’s One Word (I noticed after I had chosen it for 2017). I am somewhat terrified by my choice because the last few months every time I want to create anything I become partially paralyzed by my perfectionist tendencies and instead of doing anything, choose to not do anything at all. We only get one life, I am choosing to create the life that I want in 2017. (Switchfoot’s “This is Your Life” came on the radio station I was listening to not long after I chose this word and it solidified my choice.)
In 2017 I want to create:
- a peace
- content that you all can’t wait to read
- stronger Christians
- and so much more.
So to quote Switchfoot, “this is your life, are you who you wanna be?” If not, what One Word can you use to help you work on getting there? Use that as your anthem for the year.
I would love to know what your One Word is and if you have ever had one before!
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