New year, new you! This is a common statement this time of year. For some reason, we think when the clock strikes midnight on the dawn of a new year, we magically become a better version of ourselves. If only that were true! The reality is that nothing will change this year unless you make changes. New year’s resolutions seem to be so very hard to keep. A couple of years ago, I read about Jon Gordon’s One Word.
The One Word “movement” is where you think about where you would like to go this year in your life or something on which you would like to focus this year. Instead of a long resolution, it’s just one word. One word is much easier to remember and if you re-visit it often, it can truly transform your life.
My one word for this year is BALANCE. Balance at work. Balance at home. Balance in my marriage. Balance in my parenting. Balance in my finances. One side should not outweigh in any other side.
My One Word “to do” list.
What is the one word that will define your goal for this new year?
Paula Patterson is a Superintendent of Schools who shares practical points on leadership.