For years, I have practiced the idea of not having New Year’s Resolutions, but instead having a word, goal or something similar that would push me and challenge me and change me. Every year I pick a word, then things happen. God intervenes. Life challenges. Things change. Things stay the same. It’s always a good way to frame choices and decisions as I look to the new year and becoming the best version of myself. This year, my word is Forward.
I feel like I do a really good job of treading water sometimes. There is nothing wrong in my world, so there is nothing pushing me toward making changes. My world is stable, and I’m not one to rock the boat if I don’t have to. My life is good. Change is scary.
But, here’s the thing. I don’t want to just live. I want to thrive. I don’t want to just be comfortable. I want to be the best possible version of myself. I don’t want to just get by. I want to be energized. I don’t want to just be. I want to be more. I want to take more risks. I want to change the things in my life that need changed. I want to fight harder for the things I love. I want to be moving toward something instead of just standing still.
I want to be going Forward.
-toward dreams I’ve never thought could come true
-toward risks I’ve never been brave enough to take
-toward the life I’ve never tried to live
-toward a better, stronger me
-toward a bigger, more beautiful tomorrow.
Won’t you join me? What is your word for 2015?