I had a hard time picking a word for 2014. I wanted one that would encompass the things I hope to accomplish this year. First I had to figure out what that was. I set a few goals for myself:
1. Blog more often
2. Work on my photography
3. Take piano lessons
4. Move: walk, use the elliptical, go for a bike ride
5. Create more
Fairly simple and straight forward goals. All things I have the tools to accomplish. My issue is and has always been follow through. I am great at coming up with ideas, setting goals, even starting projects. Finishing them, or continuing them, is my problem.
I got some suggestions from friends, went through some words on my own, and thought about it. I finally decided upon Persist. Here is one definition:
1. to continue steadily or firmly in some state, purpose, or course of action, in spite of opposition or criticism.
2. to last or endure tenaciously: The legend of King Arthur has persisted for nearly fifteen centuries.
3. to be insistent in a statement, request, or question.
So there it is. My goal for 2014 is to PERSIST. Doing that will enable me to accomplish all my minor goals. I'll let you know how it goes.