A week ago my friend from work challenged me to find a one-word goal for 2012. One word? That's quite a challenge to find just one word to sum up a year. I searched the internet hoping to find some inspiration. There are lots of words that would be a good goal for the year:
Balance, kindness, commitment, priorities, dream, succeed, focus, opportunity, grow, organization, joy, hope, love, nurture, comfort, fearless, acceptance.
While all good goals...none of them really set off a spark in me. I thought "dream" was too fluffy of a goal. Really need something with some grit in it this year. Balance? Well not sure if I can find balance in life right now.
Then I finally stumbled on the word.....it just felt right. Determination.
- The act of deciding definitely and firmly; also the result of such a decision.
- Firm and fixed intention to achieve a desired end.
Synonyms of determination: Firmess of mind, purpose, resoluteness, self-confidence, purposefulness, bravery, fearless, willpower, spunk, stamina, perseverance, steadfastness, fortitude, and tenacity.