The thought of having a list of goals to begin each new year, tracking them, and seeing them to fruition is something I haven’t been interested in doing. As a special education teacher, I wrote lots of goals and helped lots of students reach their goals. I knew my resistance to New Year’s goal writing was not because of lack of knowledge. Then I heard of the One-Word Resolution. The idea of coming up with just one word to work on for the year was something I was willing to try. The problem was, when I sat down to think of one word, it seemed a little overwhelming. I broke it down into 3 easy steps.
Step 1: Make a list of things that you want to change or feelings that keep you from changing. (Anita’a list: Be healthier, trust God even when it doesn’t make sense, invest in my kids on a regular basis, more intentional praying, and fear of failure.)
Step 2: Find words or phrases that will help defeat those changes. (Anita’s words: proactive, trust, invest, fearless, health, pray)
Step 3: Now look at the list of words, do any of the words cover a multitude of desires for this coming year? (Anita’s one-word: FEARLESS. I am going to be FEARLESS in my decisions for healthier food, even when it is hard. I am going to be FEARLESS as I hand life situations over to God and recognize that I am not in control. I will be FEARLESS when investing in my kids even if they roll their eyes at me. I will be FEARLESS in my prayer life as I pray for big things that seem impossible. I will be FEARLESS in my adventures in 2016 as I take risks that are out of my comfort zone.)
What is your word for this year? I would love to hear what it is and pray for you as we begin 2016!
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