Sunday, January 4, 2009

One Word for 2009

My friend Kristen did this and I've seen the concept of "One Little Word" on Ali Edwards' blog which is an amazing blog about organization . She is a scrapbooker/artist/amazing crafty person. The basic idea is to choose one word that sums up what you want for yourself in the coming year. I have been very aggressive in my goal setting this year and there are many changes that I want to see happen in my life. I have been pondering quite a while trying to figure out what one word could sum it up. Tonight as Brian and I were talking and he showed me a scipture, the word jumped out to my like a flashing marquee. The word I've chosen for 2009 is:
Conquer
That word had a footnote at the bottom of the page and it had the word "Self-Mastery" as another definition for the word conquer. This is what I want for 2009 for myself.
I want to conquer everything that I want to achieve for this year and it will take discipline and self mastery. When I think of the words self mastery I always think about the Spirit taking control of the body, taking control of the thought process, taking me to a higher level of spirituality. What an amazing thing to obtain. So if you see the word conquer surrounding me, don't think that I am aggressively trying to take somebody's property. I am working on mastering me and conquering my dreams.
What is your One Word for 2009?

11 comments:

{Mo} said...

What a great word! I'm going to have to think about mine. Monica

Ann Marie said...

That word IS totally you.
Mine would have to be Happiness.
That's pretty much all I want for 2009. :) Love the one word thing...

Mackenzie said...

I love Ali Edwards. She is incredibly talented. I will have to think about my word for 2009. Maybe commit?

Kristen said...

Fantastic word! I associate powerful & strong with it. Fits you perfectly. :)

Notre Folle Vie said...

What an astonishing word that fits you perfectly. I love the idea of coming up with one word to sum up your upcoming year.

Me said...

My one word would have to be

SURVIVE.

If I can do that this year, I'll be off to a good start next year.

Jenice Henrie said...

I am with Ann. If I can achieve Happiness for most of the coming year then I think I will have achieved a great goal. Good luck with your goal. I am sure that you are going to be very successful.

Natalie said...

Wow. That is a lot to think about. I will give it some thought.

Oh ... thanks for the time out tip. I will have to use that idea. I am about at wits end. Ready to ship the both of them off your way! :o)

JENNIFRO said...

I have a friend who also does this. I have been trying to come up with a word for like a year but I think I finally have it: TIME. Meaning like.....take the time.

It's a great concept really. I like your choice.

JENNIFRO said...

Thanks for your nice comment today. I wasn't sad just stuck in that odd place I get every now and then when i don't want a good time to end. Then...it gets me thinking about ALL the good times gone by!

I do love the present, though and LOVED the Kung Fu quote. I'm saving that one!

XOXO

NutMeg said...

I don't know if I could top conquer. It's pretty darn good. I might go with something like patience, listen or survive. LOL. OK not really, but conquer definitely takes the cake. Good luck with all your goals!

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