One Little Word. Have you heard of this concept? I'm not sure where it originated, but it's taken off like wildfire. Here's how it works - after spending some time reflecting, you choose one word to focus on for the new year. It could be something you want more of, it could be something that inspires you... Throughout the year you keep this word in mind - post it above your desk, blog about it, journal about it - make it your own. Make it your focal point for the year.
My word for this year popped into my head last night as I tossed and turned, unable to fall asleep. I brought it back to mind this morning, rolled it around on my tongue a bit, and decided that yes, this is the word I'd like to focus on this year.
Discipline is something that I think every home business owner struggles with, myself included. Rather than perceiving it as a hard-lined and demanding, I plan to meditate on this word as a gentle reminder to keep practicing discipline so that my little business can grow and thrive. That's why I've put the word in all lowercase letters, it looks much friendlier that way!
To keep me focused on this word, and to remind me of it daily, I've created some desktop wallpaper for myself. If "discipline" is a word that speaks to you, you are welcome to download the wallpaper for your own personal use. (Click on the image below to get the full-resolution version.)
And I'd love to know - what are some ways that you cultivate discipline in your life? Frankly, I can use all of the tips I can get!