2015: Choosing a Word for the New Year


How was your 2014? What do you hope for in 2015?

The year 2014 wasn’t an exceptionally good year for me, but is wasn’t a particularly bad one either. I’d rate it somewhere in the middle. It had its ups and downs, its exhilarating moments and its frustrating moments. I think the word “okay” is overused (although it’s kind of charming in the movie The Fault in Our Stars). So I went through the dictionary, trying to find a better word to encompass 2014. The words “satisfactory” and “sufficient” don’t quite describe my 2014, but “acceptable” probably sums it up the best.

There’s so much that I can’t control, but I hope that the year 2015 will be “fruitful.” Working toward long-term goals takes patience, faith, courage, time, energy, and sacrifice. It requires one to stay focused on the big picture. (I wish that I could admit to keeping the big picture in mind every day, but often it’s more of a dark and blurry background image than a clear and detailed landscape.) I don’t expect 2015 to produce visible rewards in every area of my life, but I’ll do my best to recognize and appreciate any harvest, even if it comes in a different form than I’m expecting.

Do you have a word to describe what you hope for in 2015?

2 thoughts on “2015: Choosing a Word for the New Year

  1. Taffy Williams once said,”if you are not aware of your surroundings,you might miss a great discovery.”
    Talking about surroundings,it is important to put into consideration people’s interaction with nature.
    Looking at the environment,life without water,air,light and vegetation would be incomplete.
    Looking at the human anatomy,it is amazing how the system works and adjusts itself despite the environmental
    fluctuations.Majority are always in rush but only a few take time to listen and watch
    what is happening in their environment,that is why many had seen objects falling down the ground but only Sr Isaac
    Newton “discovered” the magic behind it.Looking at the previous year 2014,i would say it was “wonderful” despite normal troubles
    that can be referred to as “a few hitches” compared to the above wonders of nature i have witnessed throughout the year.

    It is towards the end of the year people do everything to usher in the new year.It is also the
    same period people organize annual parties to evaluate their performance and also rejuvenate to prepare for the new year.Individuals,corporates
    and other organizations gather to appreciate their achievements and failures.Individuals and Heads of different companies lay their
    new strategies during such occasions,in order to better their performance in future.The previous year might have been unproductive with some blaming it on themselves and others, but there is always time for recovery.To make the new year’s resolutions valid,individuals,
    employees and their managers must
    develop “awareness” to themselves and their “surroundings” through identifying training needs,conducting job evaluation,setting achievable goals,trying new problem-solving
    techniques,identifying and sourcing new talents and forecasting.Employing such tools will eliminate chances of “missing a great discovery” of 2015.

    Happy new year 2015,hope it is going to be “progressive”.

  2. Thanks, Maurice! Interesting thoughts on “awareness” and how it can be used to improve the future. I’m glad you were able to appreciate your surroundings in 2014.

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