Monday, January 16, 2017

What's Your Word?

There's a trendy concept being passed around. I mean besides the throw-it-all-out-and-live-simply concept. I've got too many books that I don't want to part with to even consider that.

I'm talking about "One Word." Ever heard of it? It's kind of like a super-short New Year's resolution, or an abbreviated mission statement for the year. The idea started several years back with the book My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen.

Here's how it works . . .

You brainstorm and choose one word that will be your focus for the next twelve months. It could be anything from encourage, to pursue, to believe. The blurb for the book is:

The concept of My One Word is simple. Lose the long list of resolutions―all your sweeping promises to change―and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything. Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. This single act will force clarity and concentrate your efforts. Growth and change will result.

This idea is one worth pondering. Sharpening your focus across all the areas of your life can't help but keep you moving in a positive direction (if you choose a positive word, that is). As a writer, teacher, wife, mother, daughter, believer, sinner, craze-o-maniac choc-o-holic, my word for the year is going to be TRY.

How about you? What's your word?


Elle Love said...


Michelle Griep said...

Awesome choice Elle!

chappydebbie said...

I love 'TRY'...mine would have to be FOCUS. The hubby says his word is HEALTH.

Michelle Griep said...

That's pretty sweet that your hubby has a word! I'm pretty sure if I asked mine he'd say BBQ.

chappydebbie said...


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