Hello my friends! I am back with my 2024 Word of the Year – Progress. First, let’s start with the definition: forward movement, gradual betterment, to develop to a more advanced stage.
There are so many quotes about progress, too. I will try to share those monthly on my social media pages, but the one I chose as my main focus is:
I know, for me, sometimes just getting started is the hardest part. Once I start a project, even if something goes wrong I can figure out a way to fix it or get back on track but the actual “get moving” part is just SO hard. Do you find that to be true for you as well?
This is the forward movement part. JUST START and then gradual betterment will automatically follow.
Maybe you start a small project that can be finished in one sitting. Those are always the best because you get immediate satisfaction. But even if you start something you think should be quick & it ends up taking longer (sometimes much longer) than you expect you are moving forward and days, weeks or even months later you can look back and see the gradual betterment.
No matter how small the steps, you can always look back and see the improvement. I also love the quote: “Progress, not Perfection.” Believe me, I have to tell myself this one a lot.
Here is my Vision Board for my 2024 Word of the Year that is in my planner:
As you can see, it’s not perfect, but it is there as a reminder to just keep moving forward. I also added some synonyms; Advance, Evolve & Improve.
I will add more quotes and decorations as the year progresses.
Some areas I want to progress in are:
Time Management – this one seems like it is very hard for me. I have too many ideas and responsibilities and do not do a good job of prioritizing.
Learning Procreate – this is an App I downloaded for my I-Pad but have not taken the time to really learn. Of course, it will do much more than what I need, but I need to start with the basics.
Consistency – I need to be more consistent with this website, my social media accounts and my handmade card business. This goes hand in hand with Time Management. I need to learn to put it on the calendar like any other appointment. Non-negotiable.
I have quite a list of specific projects I want to make progress on, but we’ll start with the general ideas above and they will trickle down to the individual items, I’m sure.
If you have chosen a 2024 Word of the Year or participate in Ali Edward’s One Little Word Project, please leave a comment and let me know what your word is & why you chose it.
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Ya’ll come back soon!