Many of us each year decide on a word that will be their focus for the year and part of the #oneword365 project. Others don’t subscribe to this idea but for the last few years I have, and to date, my most influential word has been my 2018 selection – ‘Thrive’. I’ve also tried to find ‘Balance’ in 2016 and to ‘Simplify’ my life in 2017.
And so, as 2018 came to a close and I read about others who had chosen their ‘word’ I could not think of one that really resonated with me and I was almost not going to bother until….
My Eureka Moment! I was not content with only one word!
I was laying in bed, awake at 3am. Thoughts swirling through my mind, reflections on my achievements this year and thoughts about the future. I achieved a number of goals this year including running my second full marathon. That took commitment.
I also started thinking about the approaching New Year and what I wanted for my life. My thoughts started to turn to resolutions and how I need goals but having a longer term plan of growth and self-development was more important to me.
And there it was. The two words just came to me and I knew that after my year of thriving, which I wanted to continue, these words were the perfect addition to help me thrive.
Could I have two words and not just one to focus on?
Of course, I could. There are no rules to this and both words interlink so well with each other and my focus on thriving. I knew I wanted to be greedy and focus on both.
So with full fanfare……
‘Commit’ & ‘Evolve’ are my ‘two’ words for 2019
The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘Commitment’ as:
The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘Evolution’ as:
As you can see these words by definition, compliment each other and I’m excited to have them as my focus.
The ‘Evolution of Sue’
In my recent post, New Year Evolution not Resolutions I wrote about how I was going to focus on evolving by:
- growing as a person,
- living & appreciating each day,
- treating others with love and respect and
- being the best person I can be.
I look forward to 2019 with enthusiasm as I Commit, Evolve and Thrive!
Won’t you join me on a journey of self-discovery and growth?
If you are happy with your life – that is wonderful just keep doing what you are doing. If you aren’t happy, forget the pressure of resolutions and discover how I’m going to work on a long term life plan and the ‘Evolution of Sue’.