This year there is only ONE word — WHY
The concept of choosing words of focus for the coming year seems to have really caught on since I first read of it three years ago. In those three years I’ve chosen words significant to me each January. In a previous post, I talked a little about those choices and how I realized the obvious need to keep them within sight throughout the year. I will be doing that this year. (note: genuine, listen, clarity * simplify, connect, achieve, * serve, income, focus)
For 2012 I find my focus words to be found simply in one word, WHY.
A growing personal awareness over the past number of months has surfaced after consciously listening to the conversations around me. Some of those were discussions, some were comments and posts in social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, web sites), and others were articles or videos.
What is clearly muddled is the why we do, think, and believe. Myself included. While I’ve always been one to think somewhat about this relative to various facets in life, the question and concept of Why has been appearing more and more to me.
This past week an article was being shared on Twitter about the top five regrets people had on their deathbeds. As one can guess, the regrets center around life’s significant moments and activity. The dying realized they had disappointments in areas related to work, friends, truth, and happiness.
This year I will be mindful of Why. I believe if I move closer to understanding my whys, I’ll align more closely with purpose, in all facets of living … friends, spirituality/God, work, and fun.
As 2012 begins, what word is resonating in you? And have you considered why?