Back in 2006, a great blogger and artist named Ali Edwards started a tradition of choosing one word for herself each January that she could mediate, reflect, and focus on while she went about her daily life.
She says on her website:
What do you do with this one little word? You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads.There are so many possibilities.
She offers a class online for this “One Little Word” tradition, and I even took it a couple of years ago, but I notice that there are a ton of people out there deciding to pick a word who I don’t necessarily think are taking the class, so I’m just going to go ahead and put this out there…
My one little word for 2015 is:
On Thursday, I mentioned that I had a few goals for the year and some of those are what I refer to as “pretty lofty”, so I need to buck up and get down to work on them tout de suite.
But you know what? I’m generally a pretty lazy person.
I haven’t done much of anything in the last year or so.
I don’t have a dietician, or a personal trainer to get my ass moving to lose these 50 pounds I want gone.
I don’t have a magical muse that’s going to help write the book I want to write.
I don’t have anything but my damn self to help me accomplish what I want to this year. It’s ALL ON ME.
So you know what I have to do?
I have to CHOOSE to do it.
And then I have to keep choosing, day after day, all year long, to do all of the little tiny things I need to do in order to make these HUGE goals come to be realized.
No one’s going to tell me that’s easy, right?
But it sounds like it is, when you tell yourself you just have to CHOOSE to do it.
It’s that easy.
It’s that hard.