I was inspired by the book One Word That Will Change Your Life and plan to use this concept to better myself this year. There are many words that get me fired up and would be easy choices, such as: discipline, faith, love and joy. But there is one word that gets me focused in the right direction, and that word is excellence. The reason I chose excellence is because rather than needing MORE motivation to work for my own personal goals and career achievements, I need reminding that there are other areas of my life of equal or more importance. Balance doesn’t come naturally to me. I tend to go “all in” in one or two areas of my life. The word “excellence” reminds me of my standard in all areas of my life: marriage, parenting, discipling, serving, loving – not just in my fitness or writing goals (the two areas of my life I’m most passionate about).
I ascribe to the idea that “anything worth doing at all is worth doing well” (Philip Stanhope). I also believe if I am too busy or time-crunched to do something well on a consistent basis that I need to re-evaluate the number of pots on the stove and get rid of the ones that aren’t as significant. Excellence reminds me to do that.
So my One Word for 2015 (and for life!) is excellence. Have you chosen your word? Go to www.getoneword.com to find yours.
If you follow the One Word Action Plan, please comment below and share with me what your one word is! I’d love to hear it.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31