As I’ve done for the past three New Year’s Days, today I’m choosing a one word theme to live into for the coming year. I’ve made goals for 2017, too, but there’s something I like about the simplicity of choosing just one word to knit all my goals together.
My One Word for 2017
My one word for 2017 is early.
- wake early
- pray early
- workout early
- arrive early
- get things done early
- finish my sermon early
- get to bed early
What about you? What’s your one word for 2017? Why?
P.S. Fox and Hedgehog
The Philosopher Isaiah Berlin, drawing on a line from the Ancient Greek poet Achilocus, wrote a famous essay in 1953 entitled “The Hedgehog and the Fox.” The basic idea is that the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. Foxes have a variety of interests; hedgehogs have one stubborn idea.
In this space, I follow my interest wherever it takes me (like a fox) while always writing in the service of The One Big Thing (like a hedgehog).
What’s that One Big Thing? You’ll have to read to find out.
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