New Years Resolution Fail

Why do so many of us fail when we make New Years Resolutions?  A study by the team at FranklinCovey found most 35% of resolutions were abandoned even before the end of January.  Reasons cited for this included being too busy, having too many steps to do to complete the resolutions, and for some not even being serious about the resolution to begin with.

I’m not a believer in resolutions.  I believe in living life intentionally.  Thinking, feeling, and acting with purpose.  It’s the perfect time to make a change this year!

There is a movement we learned about called “My One Word” which encourages the choosing of just one word for the year.  One word.  Simpler in appearance than a long list of resolutions; however, a much deeper process is called upon to determine your one word.  This process is intentional.  Purposeful.  

“The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD. This process provides clarity by taking all of your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single thing. One word focuses on your character and creates a vision for your future. ”

I encourage you to visit the My One Word website and choose one word for the year.  Once you have, I’d love for you to comment on this post and let me know which word you chose and why.

In case you’re wondering, our One Word for the Restoring Order team this year is “Becoming.”

Here’s to living an aligned, purposeful life!
Vicki Norris




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