It sounds easy, but choosing that one word requires a great deal of honest reflection and planning. What IS it that you need to work on most in the coming year to reach your goals? To know that word, you need to have a clear idea of where you want to go and where you are right now.
I’ve been turning it over in my head this last week, even trying on several words for size. None seemed to fit exactly. My first word was Invest, because if I want my business to grow I need to start investing. Not necessarily in terms of cash, but my intellect and my energy. But that word seemed a little cold to me. Then I tried on Hustle, and then Push – both as motivators to keep from procrastinating when things get tough. But those words seemed a little narrow in focus. It’s one thing to push through, but WHAT you push yourself to do matters more.
I was talking with my husband the other night…. okay really it was me giving him a rundown of what I’ve done on my blog and why I’m doing it, more of a justification to myself of why I’m spending so much time writing posts for this blog. Why spend time building a PDF pattern of the kitty softie when I could be spending that time drafting a pattern, right? But the place I’m in right now requires that I build on many fronts all at once. Build my blog (with free patterns and posts that maybe no one is even reading?), build my social networks, build my skills, build my patterns.
And that’s my word.
That’s what I need to do this year. Build, build, build.