Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year? If you’re like most Americans, you may have already ditched those well-intentioned-but-hard-to-keep personal goals. Instead of a list of resolutions, why not focus on just ONE WORD during 2018?
The “My One Word” concept was developed by a pastor and a life coach in North Carolina. Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen had heard from many people who were frustrated about making changes in their life—so they began to encourage them to focus on just one word that describes the type of person they’d like to become by the end of the year.
Mike says the first step is to do a personal and spiritual inventory to determine the kind of person you believe God would want you to become this year.
Next, identify the characteristics of that person. Are they gentle? Are they generous? What qualities would you like to develop with God’s help?
The final step is to choose one word that best describes one of those qualities. There might be 15 different things you’d like to change in your life, but resist the temptation to promise to change them all. Instead, focus on one word for the year.
You can find a list of the words other people have chosen and encouragement for your own journey by going to http://myoneword.org/