One Word 2018

I know many people have already posted about their One Word for 2018, but I've been pondering mine. What do I want for myself this year?

There is a lot about the world that we can't control. There are even things about ourselves we don't have absolute control over. How do we take charge of our lives and guide ourselves in the direction we want to go when so much is out of our hands?

I've been trying to not feel so anxious about, well, a lot of things. It's a struggle for me. The world is an unpredictable place. I'm lucky to live where I do and have the things that I do, but that doesn't mean that I don't feel that anxiety creeping over me.

On a personal level, I've been working on and off at the same job for a few years now. I could easily see myself doing this for a long time. The thing is, I'm not super pumped about this idea. It's not really where I want to be. So, what am I going to do about it? That is the question I am asking myself everyday.

That brings me to the word I chose.


Direction.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go. -Dr Suess

First, I need to figure what direction I am going. I am the guy who'll decide where to go. Where is that?

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. -Lao Tzu

This is good advice for me. I don't want to end up where I am heading at this present time.


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -Henry David Thoreau

I like this one. I will advance confidently in the direction of my dreams. Thanks, Henry!

Direction feels like the right word to me. I can apply it to many parts of my life. Not just work related. I want to direct my health, and my creative life too. That's the plan. 

Did you choose One Word for 2018? 

4 comments:

  1. I should do this one word project, but I come up with ideas in January and then kind of fizzle as the year goes. lol

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  2. I cannot come up with my work this year. I haven't given up but it's not presenting itself to me. I love your word though.

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  3. I did not do a one word this year but am going with a general theme of trying to find myself and be kind to myself. Girl, I hear you on doing the same job for a long time. I have NO idea what I want to do when I grow up, and the thought of staying in this same job for the next twenty years is too depressing for words. May you find your direction in 2018!

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  4. Ooh, I like it! I wish you all the luck in the world with finding a direction (or many!) that you like this year. I have every faith in you, friend. <3

    (PS it's lovely to see you around these parts. I've been missing you.)

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