It's here...Year 2020 is here!! This time of year is by far the most exciting time of the year for me. This is the time of year when many of us get into deep thought about all the exciting events that we experienced throughout the past year. A time of year to reflect and embrace what we have or have not accomplished as the year comes to an end.
This is also a time of the year to think about new beginnings, new goals, new journeys.
A new year brings hope and encouragement to perhaps complete what we couldn't accomplish the year before.
I don't know about you but I am not very good about making a New Year's resolution or a list of things to accomplish. I just feel like I wouldn't be able to keep up with what I want and I don't want to feel disappointed.
I LOVE to be surprised by life! I don't know what this year has in store for me. I don't know where I'll go. I don't know who I'll be meeting.
What I do know is that I need a WORD. One word that will serve as a core focus to what I do, why, and how I do things in life. Whether is personal or professional, this word helps me stay focus on what matters to stay passionate about everything I do.
I started choosing an inspirational word for a few years now and the intentionality I put on focusing on this word has been powerful.
I blogged about my #OneWord2018 and #OneWord2019 if you'd like to read it.
So, as 2019 came to an end, I began thinking about my #OneWord2020. I wanted to make sure that it wasn't just any word.
I wanted to make sure it was a word that when I say it, think of it, write about it... I feel it.
PURSUE - is just that word.
You see, we are meant to be great! We are not to settle for just "good".
I accomplished some fantastic things in 2019 (blog to come) - but If I get comfortable with just being "good" - then I've failed myself and those around me.
There's nothing wrong with wanting more.
You're meant to be GREAT!
So, as I started thinking and settling on MY word; I began looking for a reading that would encourage me and help me kick-off 2020.
I came across the book "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins, (also the author of 'From Good to Great').
I can't tell you much about the book because I just started it - But chapter one begins like this:
"We cannot predict the future. But we can create it." ~ pg. 1 - Thriving in Uncertainty.
I don't know what this year holds for me...but what I do know is that I will be in pursuit of anything and everything that sets my soul of fire to better serve those around me - my students, my colleagues, my friends, my family.
I hope we stay connected because I will be blogging about all the amazing things to happen in 2020!
I would also like to know about you and your plans for 2020. What are your resolutions? What are your goals? What's your #OneWord?!?
Please share it with me in the comments.
Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!
Thank you for reading.