For 2018, I am not making any new year’s resolutions, I have tried before and failed so many times. I am planning to continue the quest for learning and growing. Why will it be different this year? I will make every day count and I will enjoy myself more. I only have two words to go by for this year: self-accountability and enthusiasm.
I will hold myself accountable for everything I do and I will do everything with enthusiasm. Every night I will evaluate myself to see my progress. Regardless what happened, I promise to keep my smile, faith, and positive thinking.
I will be grateful and thankful as soon I wake up. Living with gratitude will help me appreciate life more.
I will smile more. I realize I can be so focused on keeping up with life’s demands, I forget to smile. I am claiming my smile back.
I will love more. I will let my two girls and all the beautiful people in my life know how much I love them and how much they mean the world to me.
These are not resolutions, they are simple things that I have done before without being fully present. This year, I will make sure that each action has meaning and counts.
Whether you are making new year’s resolutions or just ready to embrace 2018 with gratitude, remember to hold yourself accountable for whatever you decide to do, and put a zest of enthusiasm in your daily activities. Together, let’s make 2018 the best year of our lives
That was beautifully said. I think everyone could benefit from trying to smile and love more.
I have come to the realization, life is beautiful, and the simplest thing like smiling, appreciating, and loving add great value to it,
wow your two words are more than impressive explanation and you made it good and you will make it good than last year .
I am planning to live a great year this year and I am holding myself accountable to that, Ajay.
Thank you for the reminder to smile more!! I also love the idea of waking up and just realizing how grateful I am for my life!! This is a great post. I love the positivity!!
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These are BIG words. As a mom, I agree, I need self accountability and enthusiasm also. Thanks for the reminder!
Thanks for your comment Mommy Jhy, have a wonderful year!
I usually pick a few words too. I like yours but I really like the enthusiasm one. This word will come in handy in so many areas. Home, personal, business, work life. Enthusiasm just makes me smile.
I learned from my younger daughter, she does everything with enthusiasm and she is always happy.
Those are powerful words you have choosen. Good for you. I choose Kindness and Trust this year. They are both present in my bathroom is I see them multiple times throughout the day. It’s amazing how words can have such an impact on our lives.
Whenever you are facing a situation, Angela, go back to your chosen words and remember why you chose them will help you.
I think these are two really good words to keep in mind for the new year! And excellent, attainable goals!
Jasmine, thanks for your feedback.
This made me really reflect upon my own goals for 2018. I often find myself losing my enthusiasm as the year goes on and life demands take over. I need to be present when it comes negative feelings overtake my mood. Thank you for reminding me to smile!
There will be moments where we will question everything, if we have something to hold on, life will be more meaningful. I will embrace every situation with a smile, as I know, the sun always rises.
Those are great words that you chose!! Love this idea. I only chose one word for this year and that was Becoming. I am going to work at becoming everything I want and know I can be
I love your word, Ashley, it is powerful and positive.
I love those words! I think my word for this year will be Overcome! There are so many things I overcame last year! It’s empowering and I want to continue!
Tonya, your word is truly empowering, you can overcome anything you want in life.
I absolutely love your 2 words for the new year!! And I really love your positive attitude and energy! Yiu have a new follower now! Happy new year to you!
God bless you, what a great advice we must follow. We must appreciate the good in everything we live each day and just be thankful that we are still learning and growing. Im not a person that make a list of wishes for new year, but sure I give thanks each day for the opportunities and the people who are there for me. Love the reading, it brings peace <3
Thanks so much Violeta, I wish you a wonderful year.
Shell, thank you so much, we both are going to have an amazing year!
This sounds like a wonderful way to start the year! Those are awesome words to live by and I haven’t seen either of those in the many posts I have read about resolutions or theme words. Self-accountability is so important, and practicing gratitude is something we could all get better about.
Thanks for your feedback Stephanie.
I hadn’t seen this before the blogging world but I’ve seen a few other people do this too! I think my 2018 word is conquer.
You have selected a powerful and positive word, Ray. Let’s conquer the world.
Those are two amazing words to have. I love self accountability, I have always held myself to that because I believe it is an important quality. Thank you for sharing this!
Thanks so much for your feedback, Ariel, I really appreciate your input.
“I will hold myself accountable for everything I do and I will do everything with enthusiasm.” I think this mantra right here is perfect and as someone said above, you beautifully and concisely wrapped up what we should all aim to do. I am actually going to start following our mantra and happy I came across this bit of advice
I am so thankful that you read my post and comment Katrina.
I love the accountability here. It’s something I think a lot of people struggle with, but it really is the key to accomplishing any goal you set.
Yes Tiffany, and that’s why I chose self-accountability and enthusiasm for my words for 2018 to accomplish all my goals.
These are two great words for the year! Can’t wait to see where these two words take you in 2018!
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April, I will do everything with enthusiasm this year and I will share with you at the end of the year.
I think this year, I’m focusing on “back to the basics.” Just getting some foundational things back in place after a few years of major change!
Melissa, I am positive that back to the basics will lead to a successful year.
Gratitude, love, and smiles!! What else does the world really need?! Such wise words. Good luck to you!
if only, all of us could cultivate and live by those words, it will make such a huge difference in the world.
How awesome! This year I am just focusing on being more present in the moment.
By doing this, you are going to have an awesome year, Samantha.
These are great words for the year! I love the idea of doing this, I just need to decide on a word!!
Angela, select a word to motivate you throughout the year and remember to share with us.
Those are great words. This was a great reminder of keeping yourself accountable and present every day.
This is how I intend to live and be successful for 2018.
These are amazing goals. I think you and I are on the same page. I want to be enthusiastic about what I do because I want what I do to make me happy and it to be an extension of my best self! Accountability is key!
I agree with you Tavia, if we love what we do, we will do it with love. If I hold myself accountable, I will reach my goals.
This was so beautifully said! Thank you for this post, I needed to read this
Thank you for your feedback, Shveta.
Self accountability is so important. It’s definitely something I’m working on this year in terms of getting personal projects done.
I can’t wait to hear about your progress for this year, Atiza!
Those are perfect words for 2018! I hope your year is off to a great start. I think the theme for my year is quality over quantity, especially when it comes to time management. I’ve been in a bad habit of over-booking myself. 🙂
Thank you, Camille, Quality is always important and outweighs quantity. We have to to do so many things that we tend to over-book, but I am confident, you always give your best.
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I don’t like to do resolutions at the beginning of the year but I do like to set goals. I never thought to set words and intentions for the year. Great idea
My two words help me achieve my goals, Arielle.
Growth is so important. I think recognizing the mistakes or “stepping stones” is a major component of moving forward and upward. Congrats to your kiddo for graduating!
Thank you, Jessie!
I like the idea of having words instead of resolutions. Yours can go so many ways–you can be accountable for your time or your health. You can be enthusiastic about your family or your job. Great idea!
Choosing words have helped me reach my goals. Thanks, Tracy.
So inspiring. I like the idea of choosing words like that.