If you’re like most of the world, setting New Year’s Resolutions are typically a MUST on the first of the year, but then last about 3 weeks until we start breaking our promises to ourselves. When I was first introduced to the book One Word by Jon Gordon 3 years ago, I LOVED the concept, but admit I still had a hard time choosing just one word, or mastering the “right” action plan for the year. Last year I chose the word discipline. I’m guilty of starting projects, but not always finishing them. And not necessarily because I’m slacking per say, but sometimes it’s simply because I’m not always sure what the next step should be to get the job done. Or I’m just scared of the outcome, whether it’s failure or success. I made some hard but great decisions in 2018, one of the best joining the Todd Durkin Mastermind Group to help me game plan and plow through those roadblocks and decided for 2019 I didn’t want to participate with the One Word Movement alone. Hence where the Quest Studio Book Club was born! So our book for December was of course, One Word. And we decided to host an event at Quest to give the Club, and our members an opportunity to bring their word to life!
Last night’s Word Up Paint Night was AMAZING!! Thank you to everyone who came and shared your One Word Theme for 2019! Every painting was unique and beautiful and it was great getting to meet some new faces and catch up with those I haven’t seen in such a long time! Thank you to Meg Duffy for bringing out the artist in us and to Jon Gordon for sharing your gift of writing with the world.
If you’ve not yet picked your One Word for 2019, here’s some tips to help you! New Year’s Resolutions seldom work because they are based on the type of person we’re tired of being rather than who we want to become. Your One Word replaces broken promises with a vision for real change. When you choose a single word, you have a clarity and focus. You are moving toward the future rather than swearing off the past. Take some time to determine the person you’d like to become by the end of the year. Envision the characteristics and qualities of that person and then choose just One Word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year.
My One Word for 2019 is GROW 🌱
Grow in strength (time to get back into heavier lifting!). Grow in Numbers – which simply means to change more lives for the better in the NEPA Community. Grow in Confidence and Squash fears – fears of failure, fears of success. Grow in Finances – Save and payoff debt (debt free by 45 is the Goal!). 2019 may not yet be my year for Harvest, but it sure will be the year for the seeds I’ve planted and will continue to plant, to GROW!