Sunday, 29 December 2013

Determination - My One Little Word for 2014

This word sprung to mind a couple of days ago whilst I was in the shower.

DETERMINATION I said out loud, OH YES that will be my word for 2014.

I'm determined to be the best I can

I'm determined to find at least one positive thing every day

I'm determined to live a full life.

I can already feel the power of this word, it encompasses everything as the definition says:

Firmness of purpose; resolve; the act of making or arriving at a decision; the act of deciding definitely and firmly.

In 2009, four Blog friends and myself began a tradition of choosing one word each for ourselves in January - a word that we can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as we go about our daily lives.

My One Little Word from previous years were:
2009 - BALANCE
2010 - SEEK
2011 - SHARING

These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another.

They've been embedded into who I am, and into who I'm becoming.

They've been what I've needed (and didn't know I needed).

They've helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer and to grow.

I have come to believe a single word can be a powerful thing.  It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything.  It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life!

So forget the New Year resolution and select ONE LITTLE WORD to serve as your guide throughout the year.

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” 
~~ Sonia Johnson

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, November 2013 by Ken Unsworth


bill lisleman said...

That is one strange sculpture. I like it.
My favorite idea from your list is balance. Balance combines well with any of the other words.
Have a great determined 2014.

Christine said...

That is quite the word for 2014.

Who you callin' housewife? said...

Good word. I might use it every now and then.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Peggy. 2013 was definitely a surrender and I can feel the energies of determination for 2014. Wishing you the best. Jen

McMGrad89 said...

If there is anyone who can live a determined life, it is you, Peggy.

Mike Smith said...

One word for me for 2014, Peggy - independence!

And one word I wish for you, my friend - happiness. All the very best to you and yours, my friend.

Roban said...

That's a great word, Peggy. I'm still thinking and time's a ticking.... I hope your new year is a wonderful one! Take care, sweet friend!

Relyn Lawson said...

I love your absolutely powerful word! I am still pondering mine and you've given me much to think about. Thank you. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Great word! And a great way to start the year. I love the way words have layers of meaning which will reflect through the different experiences you have in the year. Determination has another meaning too - about defining, framing and realising what is. I hope this year brings you further on your journey.

LovetheEarth xxx

Can-Can said...

Choosing a singular word as a theme for your actions each year is inspiring to me. Thank you for this year's word and for the list of words from previous years.
Onward and upward.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You have selected a very, very good word for 2014. I'll be cheering you on from Los Angeles.
Happy New Year, jj

Anonymous said...

I like your word for the year selection. It's usually after the year is about half way through that I clearly see the word for the year.