My four words for 2017

Continuing the practice from last year, this year too I’ve decided to write down my four words for the new year.

The four words represent the qualities I want to focus on/inculcate in. The idea is to put them somewhere where it stays in front of my sight most of the time. I picked up this idea last year from John T. Meyer, who has been successfully doing it for sometime now.

My words from past year:

2016: Patience. Authentic. Persevere. Yes.

My words for 2017:

  1. Explore
  2. Clear
  3. Fit
  4. Absorb

What these words mean for me.

Explore — Last year I graduated from college and moved to Bangalore from Delhi for my first job. Before this, I had rarely travelled. Now being in Bangalore offers me a unique opportunity to travel and explore the places around. Travelling for me has been a rich experience, it’s a chance for me to meet some amazing people and when I come back I feel more creative and have new ideas. So, this year I want to travel as much as I can and as frequently as I can.

Clear — From my previous experience not being clear about what I want/expect from others has been a big problem. I’ve failed to communicate well enough my thoughts and ideas, which led to a lot of things not going the way they could have, for me. From this year, I don’t want to suffocate from inside. I want to speak my mind and ask clearly what I expect from others, because I clearly believe that if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Fit — Earlier this month, I went on one of the toughest treks in Western Ghats. There I met an amazingly fit couple who trekked/hiked the peak almost running the entire distance. They got me to realise what great things our bodies are capable of if you treat it properly.

I don’t want my body to be just a tool for me to get my head to places. I want it to be fit enough to handle anything life has to offer.

Absorb — Since I have started my job, I no longer get the full day just to learn something. Now that there is no well-defined structure, its much more importance for me to continue learning on my own. I want to absorb as much knowledge from everyone around me as I can and keep growing.

These are my four words which would inspire me and help me grow this year.

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