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| written by Brent Dumler | 3 comments

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You and I tend to overcomplicate our purpose…calling…life mission…and our OneWord of focus for the year.  Do you agree?

I blogged about my OneWord for 2016 back at the end of December.  Here it is:

CALLED…

That’s my OneWord.  And for me it’s a reminder of the specific journey God has planned for me to embark on.  I said ‘YES’ to him years ago, but recently I have found myself having to recommit.  Having to make a cognitive choice to speak the word ‘YES’ yet again to him.  Why?

I have been in vocational ministry and leadership for the past 15 years.  Though I am 100% confident I am still in his will, I have recently transitioned to working as a Barista and rebranding myself as a life coach and social media manager.  Folks, that’s a big change!  And if I’m going to be gut-level authentic with you, December and January were dark months containing very little joy and hope.  Thankfully, I realized that I had lost sight of my calling and taken my attention off of my OneWord.

“Self-awareness is a gift of wisdom.”

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Here are 3 tips for keeping YOUR OneWord ‘stupid simple’ in 2016:

Whatever you do, set yourself up for success and keep it simple.  Start small.

How about you?  Have you overcomplicated your OneWord?  Leave a comment below.  In what ways can you take steps to overSIMPLIFY it this week.  Seriously, let’s do this together.

Brent is an ordained minister and has over 20 years of church leadership experience. Currently, he lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and 3 of his 4 children. He also does public speaking, life coaching, and social media management. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog.

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Maha: This year I will go with one word that is "the green word " that makes me see it all in green. Our forests, our farms, our animals, streams, and rivers, alert is to be put on green light button to go for a current and non stop environmental movement towards Better earth , our earth. I will join your community that speaks green, listen green, and see green. Together we can work better, one word, one aim, one target. I say hello to you, from the other side of the globe, "distant in distance, close at heart" Reply

Maha abbas: This year I will go with one word that is "the green word " that makes me see it all in green. Our forests, our farms, our animals, streams, and rivers, alert is to be put on green light button to go for a current and non stop environmental movement towards Better earth , our earth. I will join your community that speaks green, listen green, and see green. Together we can work better, one word, one aim, one target. I say hello to you, from the other side of the globe, "distant but close at heart" I intended to repeat the word green in a try to stress on the meaning and to memorise it by heart. Reply

Merry Gordon: Brent I haven't got to #SIMPLE yet. My word is #SIMPLIFY so I'm still trying to get there. When I see pictures like you have posted then I also see #serene, #rest, #peace. These qualities also are needed and wanted while I #Simplify. Reply

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