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Resolution Revolution: My One Word for 2008

Filed under: Motivation — by at 2:05 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Random letters: what is your word?
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The clock strikes midnight on a new year, filling people with renewed hope and optimism. They excitedly make resolutions, oftentimes after enjoying the festivities a little too much, of how they will change and what they will achieve in the coming year. By mid-January, the newness has lost its shine, credit cards begin flowing in, and it’s back to the same old grind. Those good intentions, enthusiasm and optimism fade away.

For this reason, I’m joining Christine Kane’s Resolution Revolution. The basic idea is to choose one word and let it guide you to take action throughout the year.

Reading Christine’s post, FOCUS was the first word that came to my mind loud and clear. I bounced around a few other words, while multi-tasking, before settling down to respond with a comment, but FOCUS kept shouting at me. To me, FOCUS entails minimizing my technologically-induced ADHD, decluttering and simplifying my surroundings, multi-tasking only when appropriate – tasks requiring my full attention will receive it. With FOCUS, I feel I can accomplish more of why I was put on this earth, and that will create inner peace because I’m doing what I’m meant to do. In turn, that will create a variety of wealth. I’m sensing FOCUS will be quite a powerful mantra for 2008.

What is your word for 2008?

Leave your word in a comment below or join us today at 4pm pacific / 7pm eastern to share your thoughts at Readers’ Café. Hope to see you there.

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Comment by Lori-ann

January 2, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

[…] Resolution Revolution: My One Word for 2008 […]explore

I want to explore ways to help my boys, explore ways to create a source of income from home without tying myself down more than I already am, and explore avenues that will expand my areas of interest.

Comment by Karen Putz

January 2, 2008 @ 6:06 pm

I’m going to borrow your “focus” word! I have been so distracted lately and scatterbrained that I can’t accomplish anything effectively. So “focus” is going to be my mission for 2008 as well.

Comment by Everett Neal

January 2, 2008 @ 8:06 pm


Comment by Todd Jordan

January 3, 2008 @ 8:00 pm

Focus should be my word all the time but especially this year. I need to focus in order to bring more things to completion as well as open up other opportunities. Focus on a few things can truly bring freedome and peace of mind.

Comment by Todd Jordan

January 3, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

Focus is my word this year too. Focus on less, get more done. More power to you if you can really achieve a high level of focus. Best wishes on the new year.

Comment by Glenda

January 3, 2008 @ 8:16 pm

Thanks everyone, sounds like we should begin a FOCUS group!

Comment by matsonian

January 3, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

My one word is plan. Not just resolve to do something, but plan to do it, and follow the plan. I used QuickPlanner Plus to create my personal life plan for 2008.

Comment by Debbie Havusha

January 7, 2008 @ 10:27 am

My word is ‘Understanding’.
Without understanding circumstances,cultural diversity, family background and behaviours we cannot move foreward.
Happy New Year to Glenda and Daryl!
Debbie Havusha

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