resolve

Resolve: How Sticking to the Game Plan Can Pay Dividends

Resolve: "to decide firmly on a course of action"

This concept isn’t isolated to the realm of golf. If you scour the inter-webs for interviews from professional athletes throughout the spectrum of professional sports, you will hear the same verbiage being used. From college basketball, to boxers, to motocross racers, to endurance runners, to tennis players, and more: success is always a derivative of following the predetermined game plan.

Beyond the realm of athletics, this is a principle adopted and used by the masses in all forms of business and creation. One prime example is the beloved “business plan”. When starting any venture or business, the first step is always the creation of a game plan, mapping out the ins and outs of what this future business entails. Writing a book follows a parallel process, usually beginning with some form of a book proposal that depicts what the future pages will hold.

From athletic endeavors, to creative works, to business practices, and more, sticking to the game plan is a strong indicator for the success that follows.

The Power of a Single Word

Build: My 2018 Word of the Year

 

… So what is a “word of the year”, and what are the implications?

The idea behind “word of the year” follows a parallel path to New Year’s Resolutions. It is a way to approach the year ahead with an idea, goal, or concept that you are resolved to pursuing. Typically, New Year’s Resolutions have a very low follow-through rate, meaning, the odds aren’t in your favor for the resolution to bear any semblance of fruit.

Resolutions present a dismal reality. The pessimist can easily conclude that any form of a new year’s resolution is pointless and a royal waste of time. I would probably agree with them…