*Thanks again to Henry Petty for stepping in as guest contributor today. As you read his post about his word/theme of the year for 2013, consider identifying one for yourself. What could you focus on this year that would, in December, result in looking back in gratitude at all you’d learned and how you’d grown?*
My word of the year will be – “perseverance.”
This is a word I rode like a chariot when I was in high school; it got me through a lot. I even wrote an article for the school newspaper titled Persistence is the Key.
Allow me to share a quote from Dewayne “the Rock” Johnson, which sums this up:
“What’s the key to success?’ Is something I’m asked every single day. I don’t believe there’s only one ‘key to success.’ But what I do believe in is hard work, and daily, focused commitment and sacrifice. I believe in being gracious with your successes, and humbled by your failures. I trust my gut and always keep my family close. I live in optimism and faith. When I grab opportunity and success by the throat, I don’t let go.”
Now that’s persistence. If you smell what Henry Petty is cookin’.