A few years back, I remember reading a devotional on the YouVersion bible app entitled “ONE WORD.” It was a 4 day read that encouraged you to really narrow down the one word that would be your word for the upcoming year. This was a popular download and it’s probably still there.
I like the simplicity yet strong focus of it. Just think about it. One word! Just one word. What’s your one word this year? If you’re like me…then you probably have about as many words on your mind as the picture above. We’re constantly force fed information everyday. And with the prominent place of social media in our society…the information of ads, updates, promotions, posts, sales, family trips, etc keeps piling up by the day.
Now this blog isn’t to force you to find your one word. I do however think that if you took the time to do that…it would really help bring some focus to your productivity in 2018. I still haven’t found my one word for 2018 but “Intentional” is up there as one of my possibilities for sure.
As a matter of fact…this blog is a by product of me being intentional. If you read my last post, then you know where I’m coming from. A big goal of mine was to start writing again. My goal isn’t to get a huge following. It’s not to build my social media platform. It’s to just get me writing again. That’s all. I think that goal will probably change along the way or maybe in 2019…but for now i want to keep it simple, I want to write.
There are a few other thing I want to do as well and I know that in order for those things to happen…it’ll take some intentionality on my part. It’s not just going to happen. That goes with a few other areas in my life right now as well:
- I desire to take my personal study life to a deeper level.
- I desire to take courses on a few subjects that I feel will increase my skill
- I desire to get away with my wife to at least one marriage seminar this year
- I desire to read and finish at least two books a month this year. (emphasis on finish)
- I desire to move into a bigger house this year (at least one with 2 bathrooms)
- I desire to develop a plan of action to tackle the debt in my life.
This is not a complete list but i know it all starts with me writing things down and then developing a plan of action while at the same time keeping things in priority. But overall…the common denominator in all these goals…is being INTENTIONAL! Hope that you will take that challenge in your life as well too.