One word revolution
What do you want to focus on in 2013?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.
Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you.
This is your word. It needs to resonate with your heart, no one else’s.
This is the “resolution revolution” taking place over at One Word 365.
It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.
This is not a new concept to me. At Mass on New Years my priest usually gives a word to focus on for the year. Last year’s word was “Educate” and this year it’s “Peace”.
The problem with this word is that I’ve never considered it the context of my own life. For instance, when I thought about it, my “one word” for 2012 was most definitely TRUST! There were recurring themes and situations where I had to learn to trust. I learned to surrender and trust that everything was happening as it should and at the right time.
Then fellow blogger, Diane Rivers shared her “one word” and I had an AH-HA! moment..this I could incorporate into my own life.
I have chosen TRUTH for my one word.
Over the next 12 months, I will be exploring and acknowledging and accepting the real me.
I will seek to get comfortable in my own skin because I live there.
I will learn to accept and live in the present, let go of the past,
plan for the future and surrender the outcome.
I’ve decided I need to be more open and to share the real me with the people in my life who deserve to know who I am and what that means.
The people in our lives only ever really know what we want them to know about us. I’ve been known to edit an experience or myself for the audience. I think the most real I’ve been is here on this blog. I hold nothing back. I give it everything I have. I’m going to take this approach into the real world this year.
It’s about time I let people see the real me, even when that means being vulnerable. I want to have a truly authentic experience of life in 2013.
I will share the evolution of this journey on the 15th of every month.
with your word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the word
to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction
~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
Already great things have been happening. My awesome custom image of my “One word” above, as well as the “One Word” button in the sidebar was created by fellow Blogger Melanie Moore for me for free and she will make one for you as well. A special, special thank you to Melanie for this gift from the heart.
If you could choose one word to inspire you for 2013, what would it be? Brainstorm and share it with me in the comments below!
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.