Instead of resolutions, have you ever thought about choosing a word of the year? A theme so to speak – something to keep in mind as you make the choices that are going to create your life for the next year.
I love the idea. One word – short, simple, and easy to remember. A resolution seems almost doomed to failure, but a theme I think I can handle. And this is the word I am going with:
That’s it. Just DO.
Lots of great ideas and inspiration are typically floating around in my head, but most of it stays right there. What I need to make some of these things real is to DO something. Anything. Action is the name of the game in 2014.
So when I am wavering, unsure, or starting to listen to that negative inner voice, I’ll just keep it simple and listen to my 1-word command for 2014: DO.
When I come up with a bright idea, and then start to analyze the crap out of it until my poor idea has shriveled up into a tiny helpless ball, I’ll remind myself to get off that bandwagon and make a choice that involves DOING something instead.
When my lovely dog is looking at me with those huge desperate eyes, instead of just letting him out the back door and plopping my lazy butt back down in front of the computer, I’ll listen to my 2014 action word and make that patient pooch’s day by taking him for a long walk.
When my inspired self gets the itch to do something really cool, before my chicken self talks us both out of it, I’ll just stop the whole inner argument and go into default “DO IT” decision mode instead.
And when I notice the new layer of fluff that I seem to have picked up after all that holiday turkey and panettone, I am not going to stop at just saying I want to lose weight, I am going to drink a big glass of water and then decide what I want to DO to lose weight.
Because action is way better than inaction. And even the wrong action moves you forward in some way.
Hello 2014. Meet my new word: