Every year around this time I come up with a word to define my objective or whatever for the year.
Last year’s word was focus, which I managed to do a better job of, but i still fall short of my desire in the ability to really focus.
I don’t repeat my word 2 years in a row, it would reveal failure.

This year, my word will be perseverance.
per·se·ver·ance/ˌpərsəˈvi(ə)rəns/
Noun:
Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.

I like that. I need to persevere, especially in my writing. It seems that after attending one of the many conferences or workshops I take, that I get all psyched-up, rush home to begin a new masterpiece, get a paragraph, a page or 2, then just stop.
Or I send in a query or story, receive a rejection letter or worse, nothing, and throw in the towel.

This year, with my writing, reading, and many other aspects in my life, I vow to practice perseverance!


Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown

What is your word for 2012?

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