#SOL21: #OLW

This year’s pace seemed lethargic. Too many words. Too much time. Too many choices. Inability to make a decision created angst. Worrying. Fretting. Reviewing previous words to ensure duplications did not occur by chance. Acceptable on purpose but not by chance!

A Review of Previous Words:

  • 2014    Transfer
  • 2015    Focus
  • 2016    Joyful
  • 2017    Brave
  • 2018    Curious
  • 2019 Celebrate
  • 2020 Envision

Not sure about the goal or purpose of #OLW? Here’s a video to check out more information about #OneLittleWord. If you know/understand the basic premise, keep reading or you can enter #OLW in the search box to see other blog posts I have written about #OLW since 2014.

This in my Twitter feed meant a lot this week as I was narrowing down my words.

My sister already tweeted out her #OLW for this year. And I love that she said it’s “part compass, part motivator, and part mirror.”

Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words that can be more than one part of speech. Does it matter? Trying out the word. Does it fit? How well does it fit?

A final check of quotes and this one sealed my word.

“When you are willing, you don’t need to confront anything. It’s you that puts the resistance and unwillingness there. Put willingness there and resistance melts away.”

― Meir Ezra

So for this year . . .

I anticipate this will be a phrase that will include many actions . . .

Willing to . . .

Willing to listen

Willing to think

Willing to learn

Willing to take time

Willing to make time

Willing to take action

Willing!

What is your #OLW?

What are you willing to set as your 2021 goal(s}?

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6 responses

  1. Also willing as a kind of wish. I chose believe, with 12 helpers.

  2. Great choice! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  3. “Willing” – shows that our mind is open to new and wonderful ideas and adventures and situations. “Willing” helps us grow. “Willing” shows that we have not stopped becoming who we can be. Great word, Fran.

    1. Thanks, open was on my short list. But the expansiveness of willing… to think it, to dream it, to plan it, to act . . . Felt like more deliberately being ready for the choices!

  4. I love your word. It feels kind. It feels action-oriented. It feels positive!
    I also love the blue background!
    Happy New Year!!

  5. Willing is a word that motivates as well as being a mirror of who you already are, Fran. Thanks for the video. It “inspired” me to want to be more creative with my practice of OLW this year.

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