How I did it: Fearless was my word for 2009. And it really helped me a lot in so much situations where I was afraid or nervious.
I will have a word for 2010, too. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
2009 has been inspired by this word, and in some ways, I’ve lived up to the challenge. Some of my personal successes include:
- Finishing 2×1st drafts of novels
- Revising a novel
- Getting interest from a literary agent (she wants to read my next book – when it finally materialises!)
- Learning about writing – through books and blogs
- Passing my driving test
- Being asked to lead a team at work
- Finishing the downstairs of the house
- Joining a critique group
- Joining a children’s writers group
- Completing 15 hikes
- Being enrolled on a free leadership course through work
- Completing an online life coaching course
- Seeing lots of family and friends
I didn’t manage to nail my big goal (ie agent & publisher), but I’m happy about this because I’m not ready yet – I still have more to learn. Hopefully 2010 and my next word – achieve – will bring me closer to this goal. 3 years ago
Thank – you Yannigan for this goal!
I have not exactly kept to my word of Focus but here is my year in review anyway :)
- Attempted Uni and failed, but have gotten out of bad habits of not showing up to exams etc. its progress
- Have had a rocky relationship year with us drifting in different directions but we have ended up stronger than ever
- Have gone from a lot of pressure to no pressure in my job which is really nice
So I will have a good hard think about my word for next year :) 3 years ago
only one month left from 2009 and I really have to say, I chose the right word – it was “fearless”. It helped me a lot to think about it when I was in a complicated situation or when I was nervous. As when I heard I have to give a talk at the job interview. Or when I had to bring my car to the car repair and I hated the mechanic gay.
It is really necessary to choose a new word for 2010? This will be a very exciting year for me, I have to change the town, the job, the appartment… everything. So there are a lot of reasons why I could be afraid. maybe I will use my old word for 2010, too. But I’m still thinking about it =) 3 years ago
My keyword this year was Opportunity. I couldn’t have chosen a more suitable word for this year’s theme. It helped me so much with decision making and with being open to new experiences. I know the year is not done yet, but I will call this complete to make way for some more goals on my list. This goal has been the most helpful and motivating of all the goals I’ve had on here and I may find myself trying this again next year with another word, if I can find another one that feels right.
Cheers to opportunites :) 3 years ago
Consolidation indeed summed up the year, and was exactly what I needed to do. Processes were put into place and fine-tuned. Infrastructure was developed. New routines were established and then followed. Anxieties were quieted. I could then feel progress, as opposed to simply improvising and faking it. 3 years ago
Are you going to make a one word resolution for 2010? Are you going to join http://www.43things.com/things/view/2748471/have-a-one-word-resolution-for-2010? 3 years ago
Accept myself for who I am – accept my life for what it is…accept my family and friends for who they are…and accept the fact that I am head over heels in love for the first time in my life and I’m scared out of my mind…and yet blissfully happy and not willing to let go of that happiness. 3 years ago
In the 4th quarter, my one-word goal of self has come full circle. In the beginning of the year I allowed myself to indulge in my self. Learning about myself; experimenting with myself; awakening my self. During the Summer, the began evolving into self-discipline and as I prepare to head into a Winter “hibernation” of sorts, it’s really just about a deep period of self-understanding. 3 years ago
Yesterday I told my boss that instead of returning to work at the end of November I would be resigning from my logical, analytical programming job to be a stay at home mum for at least another 12 months.
These last 9 months with Jag have changed me so much as a person. “Nurture” has been an important part of every day, helping this little person get on in life and develop physically and emotionally.
While I didn’t have a problem with going back to work as such, the idea of having to leave him with someone else for such long periods of time (it would work out at around 13 hours each day) just didn’t sit right with me. The bottom line was that with childcare costs I would just be working to earn enough money to pay someone else to bring him up.
I’m so very lucky that we are in a position to do this. I know a lot of people don’t get the chance to make this kind of decision. It’s still going to be hard financially, but from a nurture standpoint I know it’s the right decision to have made. So I’m looking forward to spending more time with my little man. 3 years ago
I’ve been thinking about my goals today after finishing an online life coach course and it’s taken me back to my word for 2009 – SUCCEED.
What I’ve realised is that if I am truly going to succeed by the end of the year, I’ll have to narrow my focus down even further. So, in preparation for this, I’ve cut my 43T list significantly, leaving only the goals that I feel that I can definitely work towards. The main areas are writing & walking with a few other aims left in as wider dreams or ideas.
I haven’t given up my other goals in the long-term, but I want to crack these areas first. 3 years ago
ok! i have had a lot of trouble with this all year… I am now going to try and do a “to do list” every night before i go to bes so that i can concentrate better…also im going to plan the week ahead so that i can achieve more. 3 years ago
My year would have been a different experience all together if it wasn’t for my word – Opportunity. I find myself accepting, inviting and creating opportunities wherever I can.
I have had the opportunity to meet some great like minded people and learn many new things.
This year feels like it’s mine :) 3 years ago
Im really struggling with this at the moment. Im doing a lot of procrastinating :( 3 years ago
in the first half year i need to dapt, but now i think my life is ok, i have adopt to my university life, my new friends, and many things which you need to learn so that you could grow up. so i think next will be learning hard, because i’m prepare for my TEM4 for next year, it’s important for me, in fact i don’t like at all although maybe it’s a good way to test your learning effect, happy learning and happy life! 3 years ago
I attended an all day uni workshop yesterday for academic success. The modules we covered were – Stress management, time management, motivation and exam preparation. All of the lessons I learnt are transferable to other areas of my life. They also told us that one of the traits shared by highly successful people is the ability to compartmentalise – meaning, when they are at work all they think about is work, at home all thoughts are about home etc. etc. Maybe this will help me focus :) 3 years ago
There are a lot of things changing in my life at the moment. In just about every aspect fo my life I feel as though I need to move in another direction. It is the weirdest thing. It is like Im having a massive shift in existence. Im not sure I can explain it properly. It is as if I have been living in a dream like state for the last few years and I have finally awoken. I have failed my subjects at uni this semester and have remembered it wasnt what i wanted to do originally anywway! so it has spured me to look at other courses and hopefully change my degree. My marriage has been on the rocks for quite some time but I have been in concious denail about it. Recently an incedent has spured me on to say this isnt good enough! Its time to do something about it rather than pretend everything is ok. I have decided to sleep on the couch untill my husband books a marriage counsilor. It is hard to sleep by myself but it has made me think a lot cleare as to where we are in our marriage and keep the focus on the fact we have a problem and not let it slip under the rug again. Anyway, that is a little bit about whats going on. So in a way, I have been more focused than ever adn living a true life rather thasn stuck in the same old rut of comfort. 3 years ago
I began on 43 Things one year ago today! In that time, I’ve had an opportunity to correspond with LOTS of great people, and get to know many of you a little bit better. I’ve really enjoyed it, and feel that being with you all has, indeed, made me a better person. As for the stats, I’ve given out 3439 (or so) cheers, and received about 1000 less (2439). I’ve got 26 people who subscribe to me, and I subscribe to 17. Of those 17, I miss them when they’re away, some more than others, but all to some degree. I’ve cried over some people and their goals, (I worry for Wren and Sadie consistently) and laughed with many as they’ve achieved others! I’ve done 19 things myself, and I have to admit that most of them are because I put them on a list on this website, and looked at them almost every day. I continue to reflect on my one word resolution for 2009 (write), and give it additional thought whenever I sign on, because it’s at the top of my list. I find it very interesting that my most cheered goal is “Tell my wife how much I love her more often”. It doesn’t matter if I move it up or down, it consistently gets the most cheers. It’s probably the one goal I need to be cheered on the least…I am well aware I have the best wife in the world, and I tell her I love her often, but I never take her for granted, so this goal stays on the list! To all of you who are working on your goals, best of luck to you…keep thinking big thoughts….don’t let the naysayers get in your way and thanks for the many cheers you have given to have a positive impact on myself and others. I love you guys! Yannigan 3 years ago
This quote appeared on a article on msn website,
“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” — Demothenes, 384-322 BC, Greek statesman
I love my word. On several occasions this year, it’s given me inner strength and optimism when I find myself in decision making mode.
There are so many opportunities to take advantage of this year.
Life is beautiful :) 3 years ago
I haven’t been paying as much attention to this as I could. Something comforting I can do for myself today…
Take a bath tonight before bed. :) 3 years ago
Once again, my energy is slowly filtering back into work and nothing else. I don’t work silly hours, but I do put in 9 hr days without breaks, which tends to max out my brain.
There are another 3 weeks before I go on holiday, and I don’t just want to expend them on the day job. SO – I vow to do the following:
8/8.30-5 (no lunch break)
5-6 (rest and dinner)
Going to do it day by day and record progress. At least there will be a holiday at the end of it. 3 years ago
from my Dad! He is also a self development junkie. Told him of all my plans and how school is not going so well for me but that Im trying. He reminded me that planning is great but that nothing will eventuate without taking action – As he put it (to quote Tony Robbins) TAKE MASSIVE ACTION! Just thought I would pass on his wise words for anyone else lacking that kind of motivation too 3 years ago
I set myself some questions in relation to my one word resolution..
am I loving myself?
am I loving others?
am I spreading love?
is this the best way to act lovingly?
is this the best way to think with love?
how to project love to others
Am I loving myself? Kinda, in lots of ways but not as good as I’d like to be doing.
Loving others? Yes- I’m helping lots of people
spreading love? by acting with kindness and loving thoughts yep :)
acting lovingly- I’m failing to act lovingly towards myself at the moment :*
I think lovingly towards myself far more than ever before, I find myself thinking “God I love you” far more :)
projecting love onto others? I have quite often done a projection of love onto people that I love by holding them in my minds eye with an image of light :) 3 years ago
Today I am going to focus on my statistics homework – i have an exam tomorrow. And focus on doing all the washing and drying! 3 years ago
How I did it: I thought about how this year has gone so far and I have been grappling with so many health issues...mental, emotional, physical, that the one word that seems most obvious is Health. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I have fallen off course. I am re-committing myself to this goal. My life won’t change into what I want it to be unless I DO. 3 years ago
I am walking/jogging every couple of days – It makes me feel happy and free. Homework is suffering :( Just having trouble with motivation. Although, I have discovered a ‘procrastinator buster’ if anyone else is interested
Do whatever it is for 5 minutes! The hardest part is starting, if you still dont want to do it then stop and you will find it easier to coe back to now that it is started. More often than not you will find that after 5 mins you are emmersed and can continue with the job! 3 years ago
Especially point 3…Think Holistically. But also point 2 put yourself on auto-response…..
“A leader takes action while others wait around for the situation to become more favorable. He has the “auto-response” of “I’ll figure it out.” When faced with a tough decision, or unclear path, he takes action instead of waiting for orders.The more you’re able to take action despite having all the facts, the faster you’ll get results. You’ll adjust your course when you make mistakes and ultimately get there much faster than the person waiting around for the perfect plan to materialize.” 4 years ago
I have had some moments where I lost sight of this goal but I am back on track. I have seen the quality of my life improving each time I “DO” something instead of just thinking about it or putting it off until later. 4 years ago
I’ve been thinking about this goal since I spotted it earlier this year. Only just getting around to writing it down however things have been changing around here in the mean time.
My word is balance….now I have to get back onto the Yoga, meditation, restoring my work/life balance and replenishing the different parts of myself.
I found this resource today which may help with this goal….
http://lifeisnowblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/quickies-10-minutes-to-more-balanced.html 4 years ago