Word to your mother.
Oops, sorry…I got carried away. I’ve been thinking about words a lot recently. Rather, I’ve been thinking about just ONE word. OK, I’ve been thinking about how I can find that one word.
I’m not trying to apologize to or compliment anyone. I’m trying to find just one guiding word that will serve as the umbrella under which I will stash all my best plans, decisions, risks, etc in 2014. I’m looking for that one word to serve as the lens through which I see my athletic (and entire) life. For an entire year.
Sounds much easier than it is!
I’ve seen the one-word buzz light up traditional and social media like a bonfire since the year turned over, and I want in. And I’m running late. Way late.
I love the idea of simplifying resolution-making, goal-setting, whatever you call it, into a simple guiding word that can help wipe out over-thinking, hesitation and worrying.
I want to do more and be more this year, both for others and for myself. I’ve got tons going on, so many races to try to fit into my schedule, people I want to run with, spend time with, learn from, encourage. PRs I’d like to destroy. Strength goals. Nutrition goals. Interpersonal goals. Parenting goals. Business goals. The order of importance changes weekly/daily/down to the hour, of course.
I haven’t arrived at my one word yet, but if you are considering choosing a word and daring to live your entire year by it, here’s a quick list of resources I’ve been combing through to get going:
The OneWord365 Project – I intend to take this challenge as soon as I have my word. Its goal is to help you choose your word, share and encourage others through this social media-based year-long challenge to live by the guidance of a single word.
This video by Australian raw food blogger and eloquent speaker of the truth, Kemi Nekvapil.
Now it’s go-time. I MUST choose my word by this Sunday evening, January 19th. Here is where I’d like your help. Have you chosen YOUR word for 2014 and if so, what is it and how did you get there from here, where I’m stuck in the mud?
I don’t yet think something’s wrong with me because I haven’t found my word (if I should, don’t tell me), I just want lightning to strike and want to be inspired by your tale of how you found your word. Even if you’re determined to find one but haven’t yet – I’d love to hear from you.
Tell me below.