Pin It Now! Do you have a word for inspiration for the new year? This is the second year for me to publicly share my word. Last year's word, intentional, proved to be very helpful when prioritizing and managing my time. It helped me to focus my attentions on my goals and not be lackadaisical (which is a fun word, but not very productive).
This year, I did not dig deep or pray for something profound. I looked at what I hoped to do last year and where and how I fell short. The word that kept coming up was DO. Now, I must confess, that one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies (the most favorite?) is "Try not! Do or do not, there is not try." ~Yoda Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back.
So often, I will plan something perfectly, but never get around to actually doing it. My perfectionist tendencies take over or I make excuses. I have had goals in all areas of life - consistent Scripture reading (always looking for the perfect plan instead of just reading), exercising (I probably don't need to share any of those excuses, I know I'm not alone in that one), self-reliance, homesteading, real-food cooking and baking, the list could go on.
I read all about new ways of cooking. I have been studying about sourdough for about a year and a half -- haven't made a thing. I have fabric cut out ready for projects, but decide I want to go with a different color thread or .... whatever prevents me from starting. My garden produced nothing last year -- mostly due to the drought, but I didn't even make an attempt to really do anything.
I am sure I'm not alone here. I hope by sharing (publicly confessing?) about my short-comings and how I hope to change that I will be more successful. This year, I hope to DO.
do more? Do you have your own inspirational word for the year?
I am joining in with friends for a carnival hosted at Ben & Me. You can read more inspiring posts about our words by starting there.