Saturday, January 8, 2011
My One Word
My "one word" for 2011 is actually two words. (Yes, I'm cheating.) Reckless Abandon. A few weeks ago on an episode of The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels was encouraging one of the contestants to not give up. She told him to pursue this (weight loss, getting healthy) with "reckless abandon." That stuck with me for days, and I kept thinking about it again and again. I realized how many things I have not pursued in my life because of fear of failure.
I want to be a writer. But I am afraid I won't be any good.
I want to witness to others about my Jesus. But I'm afraid they won't listen.
I want to lose weight. But I sabotage myself over and over.
If I want to do these things, then I must set aside my fears and pursue them, regardless of what could happen that will hurt. My One Word isn't about making promises about what I will do this year. But instead, anytime I feel that fear, I will remind myself that I want to pursue these goals with reckless abandon.