Several years ago I read Debbie Macomber’s book “One Perfect Word” and, following her example, started to declared a ‘word of the year’ for myself. I failed to do so in 2016, and felt incomplete.
Last year the word was ‘committed’. I committed to stepping out, to moving forward, to following the path God laid before me, to believe I am not walking along.
I accepted that I may fail, but that I may also succeed. Not moving at all was definitely failing. (reminds me of a quote from Yoda – Do or Do Not. There is not try)
So I attached 2017 with a vengeance – committed to action.
I have accomplished so much, yet there is still much to do. I choose to focus on the road I have traveled, celebrating my progress. A reminder to myself, some of my accomplishments include:
- editing the Proverbs 31 Woman group bible study into personal study in paperback and kindle
- completing my first ‘Competent Communicator’ in Toastmasters
- preparing the final details needed to complete my Professional Life Coach Certification thru PCCI
- improved the regularity of my social media posting – still a work in progress
- started to take control of the ‘’clutter’’ in my closets and in my mind
And the list continues. There is so much internally that I have faced as well.
Today is the first day of 2018. I see the road ahead. There are road blocks, detours, and various speed zones which will affect the travel, yet I will move past all of these.
My word for this year is ‘unstoppable’. I have proven to myself that I can move forward if I choose. I look back at the strides made over the past years. Now, with last year’s commitment, I grab God’s hand and say “I am ready Lord, where are we going today”.
In the Messge version of Isaiah 41:13 God replies:
That’s right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’
What is stopping you from moving forward in 2018?
What is your WORD OF THE YEAR? How will it propel you to move forward? Consider using a life coach to help you take action and reach the higher level you desire.