Word of the Year…are you familiar with this practice?
I first heard of the idea when reading an interview with author Debbie Macomber. She said she chooses a word every year that gives direction and focus to her personal goals.
One evening while I was in the shower ( don’t we all do our best thinking in the shower?) I started thinking about my word of the year. What will it be? Will I do it again?
I have several words floating around in my mind for 2014… structure, routine, build
As I write this, I think I know which word I’ll choose. I take that back…I just thought of another word and I think that will be my word. 🙂
This time of year is so very hard for me to focus. I’m very easily distracted and jump from one thought to the next… I’m like Tigger; all over the place.
I have a friend who lives by what he calls the three principles: bear down, focus and if those fail, pull your head out of your blankety blank and get it done. It’s time for me to get it done.
I have a vision for the future, but no real idea of how I’m getting there. That would make me a dreamer and I determined a long time ago that I would be a dreamer who does…
So, I have a few resources that will help me plan:
Michael is the author of New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.” And his blog focuses on “intentional leadership,” helping leaders leverage their influence. His blog is a great resource for personal development, leadership, productivity, platform and publishing. (Publishing is a dream of mine.)
Michael also has a great video series called “5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.”
Ruth, the author of the blog Living Well Spending Less has an eleven page goal setting workbook that she shares for free when you subscribe to her weekly email updates. I need help goal setting.
Helena is not only a professional organizer, but a virtual assistant, helping others achieve their business goals. After reading this interview of her on Metropolitan Organizing, I knew I could learn from Helena’s expertise.
I’ll be calling her to help me align my business goals.
The sole purpose of this blog is to help you determine and accomplish your goals. I learned a lot about goal setting from Bee when I listened to the podcast series by Beautifully Organised. And I’m ready to sit down and put pen to paper.
Of course, I’ll turn to some of my favorite organizers along the way.
Whether you’re making new year’s resolutions or declaring a word of the year, I wish you success in 2014!
See you in class,