2014 New Year’s Resolutions, Goals or “One Word” – Link Up…

by Susan

I am truly excited for 2014.

2013 was a wonderful year and I feel that I did focus on my “one word” for 2013 throughout the year. That word was “Enjoy”. My girls turned 6 and 8 years old during 2013 and I wanted to make sure I enjoyed as many moments as possible as the early years of their lives tick by. They are growing so quickly and I’m desperate to experience and remember as much as possible.

Susan with girls Christmas 2013

We’ve had a lovely year and I’ve spent many hours focusing my attention on enjoying life with them. At the same time, I was able to grow my business and reach many work related goals.

One Word for 2014

As I welcome in 2014, I am selecting my “one word” for the year to be “Implement”.

I have so many ideas and projects churning endlessly in the design phase and I must step forward, push back fear of failure and IMPLEMENT!

As a former software developer, I often think of projects in phases with design and implement being two of the major steps. But the thing with moving out of the design phase and into implementation is that it is scary… the risk of failure becomes real.

But I need to embrace the opportunity to fail by stepping out of analysis paralysis and putting my plans into action.

Keep an eye out for some new projects to push into action as I start to implement more ideas in 2014.

Share Your New Year’s Resolutions, Goals or “One Word” for 2014

New Years Goals 2014

Have you chosen “One Word” or a set of goals or New Year’s Resolutions for 2014?

Let’s all grow together in the New Year. If you published a post sharing your intentions for 2014, add the url in the Linky List below. Otherwise, share in a comment. Then get inspired by browsing through others.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Andrea January 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Oooh, “implement” is a great word! But I’m kind of glad it’s not mine – yet! ;) Thanks for the chance to link up!

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2 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Ha ha… yes… my word for last year easier.

But I love your word too!

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3 Heather January 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

I love the word implement, it has so much meaning behind it. I think we all have so many brings we’d love to implement in the new year….I might have to keep this word in my mind throughout the year! Happy 2014!

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4 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Yes, it does have lots of meaning!

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5 Louann Cormier January 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

I was going to say consistency, but after reading you post – I have to say implement. It is SCARY to implement the plans we put into place. But it’s time!

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6 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Yes, it is sooooo scary, isn’t it?

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7 Brittany January 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

Implement is a great word! I have so many ideas and start so many things. I realized I need to go back to my old project management skills and actually plan things out so I get to the implementation stage. Happy New Year!

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8 Louann Cormier January 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Brittany – I can so relate!

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9 Deb January 2, 2014 at 11:13 am

I chose “Intentionally Focused” because many times I thought I was focused but in effect I was all over the place. I’d start on one thing, move to the other without purpose–just troubleshooting. Not good. This year, I want to intentionally focus on those things that will help me be a successful blogger. –Deb

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10 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Great idea! I struggle with focus too.

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11 Kimberly H. Smith January 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

Excited to link up with you ladies. Happy New Year!

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12 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Love your word too! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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13 Debbie January 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Hi there, first off Thank YOU for starting off my New Years in the right direction. I mentioned you in my post I wrote today. I hope that is ok, new to blogging and I’m not sure of the proper way to do things but I hope I did it the right way :)
Have a wonderful New Year!!!!

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14 Susan January 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Thanks Debbie… I just read your post and I love the word you chose!

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15 Nolie January 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

What a great word for both years.

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