focusWe are coming to the close of 2018, and I need to focus in 2019. I am not making any resolutions this year. Instead, I have chosen a word for 2019.

If you are on my mailing list, then you know that I got off track this year. I got distracted, and as a result, I wasted a lot of time, but I learned valuable lessons.

What is Focus?

Focus means a center of activity, attraction, or attention. It is imperative that I have focus and so far, I am doing reasonably well, considering 2019 is not officially here.

Allowing Emotions to Lead the Way

In 2018, I let my emotions lead the way. Here is one example of what I mean.

Some of you know I created YouTube Channel, it was somewhat political, and I had a little over 1,000 subscribers (I deleted the channel). I still have my blog and plan to start writing daily there in 2019.

But here’s what happened, I created the channel out of emotions without ever taking the time to think about it; I just did it.

Months later, I realized that I did not enjoy creating content for that channel. It was a source of anxiety and stress, and I had to let it go.

If I had kept still and prayed, I would have never created that YouTube channel.

The lesson I learned from all of this, is never to make a quick decision, based on emotions.

Why I Chose Focus as my Word for 2019

It is simple; I need the word focus in my life. Last year, I made a quick decision to create a YouTube channel, but that’s not the only thing I did in 2018 that was a huge distraction.

The experience taught me a lot. I guess sometimes we have to get hit hard to get back on the right path.

Final Words

I carry focus into 2019 and apply it to every area of my life because I so desperately need it.

As you reflect on 2018, think about the word you are carrying into 2019. Write (your vision) it down and make it plain (Habakkuk 2:2).

Let the word you choose for 2019 be, your motto and make it stick.

What is your word for 2019? Do share!

Until next time,

New Year Blessings to you!

P.S. This is my last blog post for 2018. I will return to regular postings on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. See you then!

4 thoughts on “Finally, My Word for 2019: Focus

  1. Focus was my word for 2016; turns out I failed miserably at it, but it was still a good word. 🙂 I also made it a focal point in 2014, but I ended up not needing it that year. Then I wrote in 2017 about losing focus because of diabetes, which is a shame…

    This year I’m working on the planner thing, as you know, which is really about one thing; focus! It keeps coming back, doesn’t it? lol

    • Hey Mitch!!
      Yeah, focus just won’t let you go and this just might be the year you make it stick. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful year in 2019!!

  2. Great word. The sentiments about acting on emotion are ringing true. Sometimes we need to take a step back and get clarity before acting too quickly.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    • Hi, Amy! Absolutely, it helps us avoid unnecessary anxiety and stress. Thanks for stopping by and chiming in, I appreciate it a lot. 😊

      All the best to you in 2019 and thanks for the well wishes. 🙏

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