I’ve been seeing people post about their Word for 2021 and I think my word for last year was Balance. It’s been the same word for years now and always, it’s something I never really achieve because just when I think I’ve achieved some balance, the universe throws a curve ball and I’m back where I started.
Out of balance.
And 2020 was certainly one for the books.
So I’m picking a new word for 2021 and that’s FOCUS.
Focus on the task at hand. Focus that leads to a job done and another and another. Focus on the things that need to be done. Stop talking about it. Stop whining about it. Just focus on the important things that need to get done and do it.
I was listening to someone’s AMA the other day and he was asked a question about what advice he’d give to someone just starting out after school (or something like that). His answer was to decide between working a job or working toward a career. Anyone can do a job but not every job leads to a career (or something like that, I’m paraphrasing) and that sometimes you have to do a job you may not particularly like that will lead to a career.
And then there’s this quote from an AMA I listened to a month or so ago: “Emotions are adjectives… you cannot run your life on emotions; you have to run your life on decisions and then your emotions deal with whatever decision you had to make.”
That’s my word for 2021.
I just hope I’ll remember it tomorrow.
What about you? What’s your word for 2021?