Every year since 2019 I have been centering my year around a word. In 2019 it was Gratitude and I got a jar where I kept notes of things I was grateful for at the end of every week. At the end of the year I opened it up and read all the notes so that I can remind myself of how grateful I am of the things that unfolded throughout the year. On matters grateful I just want to thank all the people that have supported my journey in whatever way possible. That means a lot to me because every bit of support counts and I don’t take that for granted.
Last year, 2020 was a tough year for many of us, but from the beginning of the year I decided that my word was ‘focus,’ which was just the right word for the year. I created a manifesto on my wallpaper so that it was the first thing I looked at when I log into my laptop.
I realized times like this, during a pandemic when the whole world seems to have stalled, when your movement is restricted, and you look back at the things you did or took for granted, you get strength in doing the things you forgot you loved. You tap into the hidden talents that somehow you knew you had, but never minded or had the time for. I taught myself to use the time I have now, because you don’t know how long you’ll have it. The fear of failure should not be embraced, because you can’t afford to think like that. You have to keep pushing because you haven’t failed until you’ve stopped trying.
2020 taught me that you cannot control time, but you have to be patient with it, because whether you like it or not, time keeps moving, and how we choose to act on our failures affects the progress and that’s what makes all the difference. Our attitude towards failure should be positive. I learned you should do what you can whenever you can because that’s what counts.
While I create my word cloud I figured I would share the process with you so that you can be able to create your own as well.
This year, 2021 I center my year around the word patience. The other words around patience are there to keep me motivated and focused, that way I am able to keep on track.
After I create my word cloud, I will use it as my wallpaper for my laptop so that I can remind myself to be patient while continuing my journey. It’s important to be resilient and keep up with the consistency, because everything good takes time, and success is not achieved in a day. So as much as I remained focused the previous year, I am trying to do the same this year with the understanding that I should stay motivated while being patient at the same time.
Please comment down below your word for the year, if you have any, and let me know why you chose that word.
Wishing you a wonderful and successful 2021!
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