Happy New Year & Blessings to you and yours.
Many of the groups and blogs I follow suggest choosing a word as a mantra for the new year. I have been thinking about this for several days and the word that I keep coming back to is PERSEVERANCE. As you can see by the definition below, it means diligence and hard work.
That is what I need to put into my TTE venture every day of 2013 to make it continue to bloom and grow.
The Synonyms are pretty great too, dedication, steadfastness, and pluck to name a few. These are all traits I need to work on.
The Antonyms, well these are some of my most dreaded traits, and things I constantly battle against. It's quite easy for me to slip into laziness and stay there comfortably for a while. Another issue I have, that is not listed below is fear of confrontation and that fear needs to be starved, not fed, as I continue to press forward on my creative journey.
I love vintage ephemera and so I think for this year I will put up these 2 images in my work space to remind me of my goal. Rosie the Riveter -We can do it! & Keep Calm and Carry On. Both are great messages about perseverance and can inspire me along the way.
Personally, I think making specific resolutions can be over rated and a set up to fail. However, a new mind set, a new way of thinking, a new perspective may be just what my 2013 needs.
Join me in this new outlook. I'd love to hear what your 'word' of 2013 will be. Good Luck!
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||diligence, hard work|
|Synonyms:||backbone*, constancy, continuance, cool,dedication, determination, doggedness, drive,endurance, grit, guts*, immovability,indefatigability, moxie*, persistence, pertinacity,pluck, prolonging, purposefulness, pursuance,resolution, sedulity, spunk, stamina,steadfastness, stick-to-itiveness, tenacity|
|Antonyms:||apathy, idleness, indolence, laziness, lethargy|