Earlier this year, our team at work was asked to come up one word to describe our focus for the year, based on this article. Being that I’m never at a lost for words, this exercise was extremely difficult for me as I couldn’t find just one word that I wanted my entire year’s focus to be based on. I thought of excel, success, efficient, best…you know the usual suspects when it comes to being successful in life. But how can I choose just one? I ended up choosing ‘Monday’…well that took a lot of explaining to the team. It wasn’t a verb or an adjective, it was a noun. But a noun that encompassed every verb or adjective that I wanted to embody this year.
So, that was work. I got to thinking about my personal life, because that was a whole other story. I mean unlike work, I have a life partner and two dependents that I need to think about…I can’t hardly be as selfish with this word as I was with my work word. It couldn’t be all about me. And my ‘aha’ moment came last night. My word for 2013 is – not one word but rather two – ON PURPOSE.
I commit that everything I do this year will be on purpose.
I will (in no order of priority):
- love God on purpose
- pray more on purpose
- love more on purpose
- care on purpose
- laugh on purpose
- hug on purpose
- serve on purpose
- remain calm on purpose
- encourage on purpose
- be optimistic on purpose
- take care of my health on purpose
- visit with family and friends on purpose
- stay connected with family and friends on purpose
- volunteer on purpose
- learn/try something new on purpose
- cook on purpose
- be more patient on purpose
- save more on purpose
- stick to my budget on purpose
- enjoy life on purpose
- help those in need on purpose
- disconnecting from my phone on purpose
- sparkle on purpose
Ever so often, as I do something from the above list, I’ll write a blog about the experience. So stay tuned for my journey in ‘Living on Purpose’.
Happy Sunday and keep sparkling.