My word for the year, 2015, was Bold. It served me well. I didn’t always see a “bold” theme or a “bold” me throughout the year, and I often lost track of my word as the year progressed. It’s only when I look back through my diary, journal and planner notebooks that I realise it most definitely was a bold year for me. I took many bold steps and did things that I thought would be too hard.
This year I wanted to do something a bit more accountable and have an actual reference point for keeping track of my “word of the year” so I signed up to an online e-course called “One Little Word” run by Ali Edwards. I love the idea of having monthly prompts and to have an album at the end of the year that has catalogued my journey with my word.
Choosing my word for 2016 was easy. I’d been thinking about it for a few weeks before 2016 arrived. As Steve and I started to think about what we wanted to achieve in 2016 and my own personal goals, the word “action” just kept popping up. It feels like 2016 is the year for us to take action on some very specific goals. Particularly for me. I have been procrastinating on a couple of things over the past 3 or 4 yrs. I’m pretty sure fear is behind the procrastination. Fear of getting started. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of success. Fear of what will people think! So it’s time to put that aside and take action.
I’m looking forward to see how the word action will unfold over the coming weeks and months. How it will show itself to me. What the consequences will be of taking action? Watch this space.