So, after the major burnout I was experiencing creatively and emotionally last year, this one tiny word is a powerful reminder that the world doesn’t care what I spend my time doing, but I do. It’s a reminder that I can do hard things, and that I can do good along the way. I just need a refresher sometimes that I’ve already made that decision long ago and then I need the courage to execute on the worthwhile ideas.
I have found this practice useful, which is why I’ve been doing it for so many years.
If you are also looking for extra motivation or direction, I suggest picking a Word of the Year.