It's that time of year again. The time where people are out making New Year's resolutions. Last year I tried something new. I chose one little word to be my focus for 2010. Just one little word, that's all I had to think about all year. And you know what, I can 100% say that I nailed it. I never let that word stray to far from my mind and as of December 31, 2010 I can safely look back at the previous year and find that word everywhere. (If you want to know my 2010 word, you'll have to read about it here).
I started thinking of my word this year in early December. I narrowed it down to two, but they don't call it two little words so, I had to make a choice. And then about two weeks ago one word took the lead and left the other word in the dust. It was literally calling to be my word.
I know, I am dragging this out, but some of you may not be familiar with the one little word movement. It was started back in 2006 by Ali Edwards and has really just grown from there. She has a total way with words:
"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."
My 2011 word is DISCIPLINE.
At first I was sort of concerned that this might be a negative word, which is not what I wanted, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that this is a total positive word. I could use a little discipline in most areas of my life. Discipline to grow my business and not just the fun parts, the crappy business-y parts too. Discipline to eat better and exercise more. Discipline to do the things around the house that need to be done and not just melt my brain with TV as soon as I get home. Discipline to read more. Discipline to not keep EVERY photo, they aren't all winners. Discipline to do the things that I say I am going to do and the discipline to say no when I know I have no intention of doing it. This is going to be a harder word than my 2010 word, but I know that I can handle it!
I am also excited to by taking a year long one little word class over at Big Picture Classes. It's monthly project to keep my one little word focus. At the end of the year, I'll even have a scrapbook of my one little word projects, which is super fun! The gallery over there is starting to fill up with everyone's opening project. Basically, it's about your word..... and here is my homework: