As 2019 comes to an end and 2020 quickly approaches, we reflect on the things we have accomplished, the heartaches we have felt, and the memories created. As we start focusing on the new year ahead of us, the excitement of a fresh start or a clean slate provides new opportunities. Most of us love opening a new calendar with its blank pages only waiting for the next events; we'll be preparing and sharing celebrations, and moments in which to pencil. Some individuals spend time agonizing over their New Year’s resolutions of losing those last five pounds or focusing on eating at home more. Some focus on finding new jobs, starting that new house project, or learning a new skill.
All of these thoughts, plans, and ideas are wonderful; and we always have the best of intentions. Then life settles back into its routine. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and our resolutions quietly slip by the wayside. Before we know it, we have not moved forward as we had hoped. So, let's try something a little different. Let's look at choosing one word for the year.
Choosing one word allows you to focus on one thing you know you can change. One word can be more impactful, your mantra, or your focus word for the year. This may also mean you can successfully focus on one thing and not fail at the problematic resolutions. Concentrating on one word makes your focus intentional, and it will be a more natural commitment. If you let it, your one word will shape not only your year but will also allow you to develop. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Here are a few additional articles that can help you choose your one word for 2020. And we have also provided you a great way to display your word for the whole year; click here to see how.
May your one word for 2020 empower you to reach for the stars, seek out new challenges, and step into a season of change. Your one word can lead you down a new and exciting path. If your one word is calling you to volunteer in your community to positively impact the lives of others, we hope you will consider partnering with Hoyleton to build stronger families, one child at a time. Share your One Word with us on Facebook, #HYFSOneWord2020.