In 2017, I will BELIEVE.
If you’re not familiar with the concept of one word, it’s a twist on the New Year’s Resolutions by focusing on one word that you’ll embrace for the coming year. It’s your intention and will guide everything that you do.
This year, I’m choosing the word BELIEVE.
I’m sharing this with you because I want to make sure that I’m keeping myself accountable and being intentional with my words and the directions I’m moving into.
It was a little hard to narrow it down. I finally decided when I was talking with my husband about something random and reversed a comment. I shared “It’s not like…” and I stopped myself because I why could I have that? I told him that we could have it and I’m believing that it will be for me.
With that said, I’ve made up my mind that if I have a thought or opinion, I’m not saying “I think…” but rather “I believe”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Believe as the following.
a: to have a firm religious faith b : to accept something as true, genuine, or real <ideals we believe in> <believes in ghosts>
to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something <believe in exercise
to hold an opinion : think <I believe so>
a: to consider to be true or honest <believe the reports> <you wouldn’t believe how long it took>b : to accept the word or evidence of <I believe you> <couldn’t believe my ears>
to hold as an opinion : suppose <I believe it will rain soon>
I’m focusing on the definition of 1b, to accept something as true, genuine or real. And guiding that through everything I do. I will speak with believing and make intentional actions that reflect my believing things are true, genuine or real.
The Actions of Believe
While I’m not making a series of New Year Resolutions, I am being intentional with my goals for the year. I have more than a few and I’m creating them all over the place in addition to here online. For 2017, I’ve decided to do something a little different and I’m creating a vision board for all my goals and plans for the year on Pinterest. You can follow this board here and I’m going to add in all the things I want to keep track of. Let me know if you want to join in and I’ll create a group board for us to share with each other.
I have my word and we’re officially into 2017. I honestly can’t wait to see what it brings for everyone. What are your plans for 2017? Are you embracing a new word? Share it with me so I can help you be accountable as well.