I have decided, as many other people have, to choose a word for 2011. My word is diligence.
Diligence is a zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work, exemplified by a decisive work ethic, budgeting of one's time, monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness, and putting forth full concentration in one's work. Diligence is usually promoted in work places.
Diligence is the act of doing all things efficiently and relentlessly to the best of one's ability in order to achieve success in every endeavor.
This is the perfect word for what I've been feeling the last 3-4 months. It's perfect in the regard that I NEED to have more of it. I've been known to not manage my time very wisely, thus it became time wasted. For years I've told myself that I didn't have time for this, or time for that. Oh, I had time...I just didn't TAKE the time needed to do whatever it was I "didn't" have time for.
Well, it's a whole new year and this year will be the year that I TAKE the TIME to do what NEEDS to be done.