Happy New Year everyone! Time flies. It’s so hard for me to believe that the year 2015 is here already. It seems like only very recent history when everyone was talking about Y2K and fearing that the world was coming to an end January 1, 2000. I remember the high level of concern (perhaps hysteria) that all computers would fail as the technological year would reset to 00 and would render all financial institutions and government computers helpless to accurately account for anything. Thankfully we survived and here we are welcoming 2015.
The advent of a new calendar year often brings a multitude of New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, close to 90% of all adults make these promises to do such acts of self-improvement. So far this year, I have heard the usual notions of weight loss and improved fitness (something that I can identify with well), a vow of improved manners like opening doors for others, drinking less alcohol, studying more, making better choices...the list is endless. Unfortunately, the majority of these resolutions and good intentions fall by the wayside before the end of January. I clearly see this every year at my local gym, Phoenix Fitness. Phoenix becomes so crowded just after the turn of the year with those vowing to get in shape. However, by the time February arrives, attendance normalizes, the mob of resolution-makers thins out and I can actually find a vacant treadmill so as to attempt a shedding of my unwanted girth.
A few years ago, thanks to author Jon Gordon, I was introduced to an alternative, I simply select just “one word “ and have that serve as the focus of my year. I gave it a try and found it to be very rewarding, so I would like to share this experience with all of you for 2015. I am in the process of instituting this with my teams, local tennis family and really anyone who is willing to listen and participate. All are welcome to partake. I am excited to see the results. Feel-free to share your “one word” in the comment section of this blog posting or contact me via email, Twitter, Facebook or better still, in person. I will include your word in my planned display, anonymously of course.
In case you are interested, for 2013 I selected: “Purpose”. For 2014, I selected “Service”. For 2015, I have selected “Faith”.
I hope that 2015 is the best year of your life. Don't waste even one minute of it. Love more, serve more, and care more.
I look forward to being with you soon. God's Blessings to all of you.