For the past three years I have chosen one word to help guide my growing as a person.
Thriving is synonymous with growing, flourishing, and prospering.
To me, my focus on the word “thrive” is two-fold. First, I am growing in my thinking. I started a doctoral program last year and have successfully completed two courses (just 18 left to go – ha!). Two of my goals for the upcoming year include living a readerly and writerly life. Being in grad school is a bit of a cheat, because it ensures that this happens. Still, I am extending this goal beyond my studies.
So far my grad school experience has initiated (or reactivated) ideas that are excitedly stirring around in my brain. This leads me to my second point. Prospering is all about success, and success is all about follow through. In my get to work book, the month of last September began with “1 idea in action is worth more than 100 on deck”. This year is all about putting my ideas into action. If 2013 was about “being”, 2016 is all about “doing”.
Let’s get to work. Let’s thrive!