We are basically almost two weeks into the year and I’ve put a lot of thought into what one word would or could be a theme for me in 2018. There are so many options, but I’ve decided that it is breakthrough.
I have a number of small personal goals I would like to achieve this year financially, mentally, physically and professionally. In order to do so, I know that I need to breakthrough
Why one word? It’s one word for the year instead of a resolution. I have shared before that I do not make resolutions. Typically, I make a vision board that goes along with goals I am working toward. I haven’t had time yet for my vision board but it’s coming. I am sure it will look a lot like my 2017 board with a few extra things.
It will be a breakthrough year
You must believe it for it to be successful. So, I am believing and putting things in motion to achieve it.
- Financially – Starting small with the 52 week challenge and adding a little more to my debt payments. I also need to look at my 401K contributions.
- Fitness – Always a work in progress, more confidence on stage, physically continue to improve and performance/nutrition area to learn more about my body
- Professionally – Expand knowledge in the field, take on more responsibility and create education for partners on HIPAA
- Personal business – Become group fitness certified and expand how many clients I help with meal prep/nutrition
Word of the year for others
I am not surprised that the 2017 word of the year for several organizations is “fake news”. The American Dialect Society, Collins Dictionary and the News on the Web Corpus. I hate the word not just because I am a journalist by trade, but because the person that came up with it is trying to undermine the role of journalism and how some politicians want to use it to discredit what they do not like. At the beginning of this administration, I spoke with one of my former grad school professors and was baffled because it seemed like just weeks in they were going down the line of trying to oppress freedom of the press.
It will be very interesting to see what will rise to the top for their 2018 word of the year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the words continue to be entwined with something political in nature.
What is your word of the year? What are your goals for the year?