My Word for the Year
A few weeks ago I saw a post by Helen Blunden where she was talking about her ‘word for the year’. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen a post like this – Dr Jason Fox and Renee Robson also wrote about their words of the year.
After reading Helen’s post, I spent some time thinking about my goals for the year and what my word could be now that ‘focus’ was taken 😉
So my word for 2016 is: Build
The word build can mean building something completely new from scratch or building on the existing or knocking down some of the old and replacing with the new. I’m doing a little of each and I don’t see it starting and ending this year, it’ll be ongoing. So, this is what I’m going to do:
I’m going to build my knowledge and skills in coding, webinar delivery, screen casting, learning theory, online facilitation and curation.
I’m going to build stronger connections with people in my network and build new connections.
I’m also going to build my fitness levels to take on the City to Surf fun run in August (this will be the hardest one!).
While it’s all very well to set some goals, but the first question is ‘what am I actually going to do?’. It’ll be a combination of things – looking for information and people who have skills and experience in these areas, experimenting and trying ideas, learning from the experience of others, practice, devoting time to learning, pushing myself outside my comfort zone and documenting along the way.
So what’s your word for the year?