Have you ever selected a “word” to be your focus for the upcoming year?
In the blurb for the class Ali explains her philosophy.
A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life.
She gives hints on how to choose your word.
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2013?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother’s word or your spouse’s word or your child’s word—this is YOUR word.
One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here’s one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our heart speaks to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren’t ready for it yet.
I’m not entirely convinced that a focus on a single word can change your life, but in the self-improvement spirit of Diet, Question, Try to Not Kill The Ones You Live With I’m going to give it a shot.
If I really went for a single word that sums up what I want for myself in 2013 I’d go with money. But that’s a bit self-serving and materialistic and probably doesn’t make for a very introspective journey.
After considering for oh about 30 seconds I came up with create.
According to the online dictionary it’s a verb meaning - develop in mind or physically.
Why create? I think because a lot of my brain space is taken up with ideas on growing the blog, writing in general and introducing more creativity into my life. Those who have been following along for a while will be familiar with my fumbling attempts to reinvent myself. Perhaps the focus of a single word, coupled with the monthly assignments set by Ali will help me to actually achieve something.
So armed with my word, I’m going to head into 2013 with the goal of allowing “create” to manifest itself in my world.
What do you reckon? Do you have a word for 2013? Please feel free to share if you do.