Well, Christmas is over and the New Year is upon us. I have been really focused on selecting my 2015 resolution. I have so many things to work on and so little time. Obviously continuing to work on my health will always be something that I strive to improve upon, but I don't consider being healthy a profound New Year's resolution. After all, improving my health should be part of who I am, not what I resolve to become.
So I continued to reflect on my leadership, my current role in my new district, my efforts to be a better husband and father, and my writing. There are so many choices and they're all important, but I still can't decide what to select as my New Year's resolution.
That is until I came across this doodle (right) that I made on the InkFlow app followed up by this bit that I read by @LeadershipFreak called "Don't Make a Year's Resolution; Find a Word" These discoveries reminded me that I have too many things to improve upon. Does anybody feel the same way about their resolution?
When I present, I often say "When you focus on everything, you focus on Nothing!" These words could not better apply to my New Year's decision than now. So for my new year's resolution, I will not lose weight, or be better at this or that. I will simply FOCUS on being my best and avoiding distractors.
For 365 days, I will focus on what needs to be accomplished each day and not let anything or anyone detract from that focus. I find that this one-word resolution is much more profound than an elaborate, one-dimensional resolution. I'm looking forward to putting this focus picture on my screensaver and striving to be more focused in all aspects of my life. My hope is that if I commit to focus each day, I will accomplish more than I every could being committed to one resolution.
What will your one-word resolution be?