My word for 2014 is optimism.
Officially defined as “hopefulness and confidence about the future,” I am going to define it even more generally… as in, everything will be ok. Trust that everything will be ok. Why think differently?
I will admit that I am an unrelenting, unapologetic optimist, especially when it comes to the wider world. But that doesn’t mean I am always feeling positive, especially when it comes to myself. I accomplished some big things in 2013 — I gave up coffee, completed a 101-day run streak, and ran my fastest ever marathon — measurable things that should make me feel good. And yet… I don’t think absolute/quantifiable goals are the key to my happiness and inner peace.
So… I refuse to make any resolutions for 2014. My resolution is to NOT hold myself to any absolutes. No numbers, no measuring, no specific goals. Just day-to-day optimism. Faith in myself and my ability to do what is right for me and my own happiness. That is a big step! We’ll see where it takes me…
My past words:
What is your one little word for 2014?