2 Words That Will Change Your Life
A couple of months ago, my mom (hey, mama!) had told me about choosing one word as your focus word for the year and sticking with that. I can’t recall where she heard it from, but I thought it was a great idea. Instead of focusing on a laundry list of goals, simply dedicate your energy to working on whatever word you choose for the year.
Cool, I got that.
So, in thinking about what I wanted my word to be for 2018, I came up with two. I know it said one, but mind your business.
Both words honestly go hand in hand, but for 2018, my focus is on being disciplined and being consistent in everything that I set out to do. Discipline is extremely important because it’s there even when the motivation is gone. Even when you don’t feel like it, the drive is gone, and you feel like giving up, discipline is there to keep you moving toward the things you need to do.
For me, being disciplined means doing the things you need to do even when you don’t feel like it. Sometimes I may not want to work, I may not want to write, I may not feel like doing the things I need to do, but they have to get done, and being disciplined will ensure that they get done regardless of how I feel.
Being consistent is also very important, and as I said, it ties into being disciplined. It’s about finishing what you started, giving the same energy to things as you did when you first started and creating a standard that is something you can be proud of.
Consistency and discipline apply to every area of my life, whether it’s business, personal, or even the relationships I have with people. The work has to be done, and for me, it has to be done to the best of my ability even when I’m tired and don’t feel like it.
There are no excuses.
This year is going to be amazing, and at the end of 2018, I will be more disciplined and more consistent in every area of my life.
What is your focus word for 2018?