One Word. How will you start 2015?
The curtain is about to fall on 2014. Most people are looking back to see what was successful, what wasn’t and how to change that for the New Year. As you start making your list of resolutions for 2015, ask yourself this; are these the same resolutions I made last year? If your answer is YES, don’t you think it is time to change the resolution game?
You still have time. The ball hasn’t dropped. Confetti has not been thrown. Champagne bottles are still on ice. So how are you going to make 2015 different?
According to Statistic Brain, 8% of Americans are successful in achieving their resolution. Are you in the 8%? Instead of making a list of all the things you are going to do this year, lose weight, start a new business, and get out of debt or a million other statistically unachievable resolutions, how about you start with One Word.
In Q4 of this year, a wonderful person gave me a book to read called “One Word that will Change Your Life” by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page and John Gordon. And it has. This book focuses on choosing One Word that will dictate how you live your life personally, professionally and spiritually for the next 365 days.
No false resolutions. No unobtainable goals. Just One Word that will set the course for success for the New Year. And your word can be anything; Success, friendship, risk, forgiveness. But the most important part of this One Word is the One Word choses you. You don’t choose your word.
Think about your goals and passed resolutions. What is important to you to move forward in life and in business? Sit in peace and silence like I did and read the book. As you let your mind be silent, open your heart and be 100% true to what YOU want to do to be a better person and in floats your word like a soft feather landing in your open hands.
This is the first year that I am giving this new idea of resolution a try. I have set resolutions in the past. Some I achieved. Some I didn’t. But I think that if you pick a word to live by, try to become a better person in conjunction with and hold yourself accountable, any goals or resolutions along the way have a better chance of coming to fruition or changing and evolving based on new successes within the confines of your word.
So before you close the chapter on 2014, let’s ditch the resolutions and find our One Word for 2015. I’m game, are YOU?