Two years ago, for me, that word was ‘learning’. I committed to being open to learning, to accept the process of learning. I was able to recognise that I wasn’t going to be able to grow without learning. Everything that I did came with the frame of that context.
It’s funny, because my traditional resolution that year was going to be ‘try to be calmer’. But when difficult situations came up, it was hard to just switch on the calm. Whereas, with this word, I could navigate those situations with the attitude of, “Okay, what can I learn from this?” It gave me a new context in which to perceive my experiences, and that became really empowering. I started to seek out opportunities to learn, and I looked for the silver lining in things. The key was finding value in a whole new framework, rather than focussing on one thing, as you do with a resolution.