Sunday, January 03, 2016

More Than Words: Action

New Year, new word to focus all
my energies on.

It's January! In the Blogosphere, that means it's time to pick the word you will wrap your year around. I felt so confident last year when I selected "Awareness." It was perfect! I shouted it from the rooftops.

And I became aware.

I became aware of my shortcomings. Of my self-sabotaging ways. Of how my first reaction may not be the one necessary to see a goal through to completion.

I took the word "awareness" and turned it into something I didn't like, let it turn me into Alex from A Clockwork Orange, strapped down with my eyes forced open, made to see the things I really didn't want to see.

I resolved that my word for 2016 needs to be a bit more of a verb. A bit more digging deep and less skimming the surface. A strong word that would allow me to take the myriad lessons I learned in 2015 and make them into something real.


Because when you become aware of what needs to be done, you must take action.

Because when you want something, you have to not just know you want it, you have to work hard to get it. Getting what you want isn't luck, it's a result of hard work. Action.

Too often I find myself standing back, out of the path of action and back onto the path of least resistance. But that's no way to live. That's how life passes me by. I will traverse 2016 with both feet firmly in the path, moving forward toward my goals.

I want to know who I am versus who I show the world I am. I want to get shit done. I will get shit done.

And because everything reminds me of music, a song.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I've been aware for awhile and it's not necessarily the best thing ever. I like action much better! Here's to a action-packed year!