Each year many begin their year with new years resolutions. Around my church we and many others across the nation start their year off discovering their “one word” for the year instead of the long list of resolutions. I partake in both due to my personality and drive in specific areas. But before I move on here is a brief synopsis about the My One Word movement:
“My One Word” is an experiment designed to move you beyond this cycle. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD.
This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus. Just one word that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future.
I’ll be writing about My One Word more (if the rest of this post takes root) over the next month.
On top of preparing to pick my one word for 2015 I am also going through key areas of my life to pay attention to in 2015. These “goals/resolutions” I will do my best to filter through my one word during the year. But before I post all my goals I needed to write this because one goal is to write way more publicly (here using Desk.pm) and privately (using Day One app). I have been reading a lot from John Saddington and really enjoyed reading his post on why he blogs daily since 2002. In the middle of his post he writes:
And it’s the “public” aspect that’s been the most fascinating part of my writing journey to be sure. Writing publicly requires me to practice self-control, discipline, and solicits nuanced behaviors from me that are neither natural or easy to come by. But I believe the consistent act of putting thoughts down on (digital) paper has helped me innumerably become a better communicator, in every form, and a more critical thinker of important (and not-so-important) matters.
That has challenged me to begin writing. He even writes:
…the only thing that I’ve really got going for myself is the fact that I’m consistent; I write 1-3,000 words (at the minimum) every single day, publicly…
This is good news for me because there are many times I have felt like I had something but not enough to hit the publish button. I hope this changes over the next few weeks & months. I don’t see myself posting daily like John does, but I’m going to shoot for it.