My #OneWord2017 is FOCUS

My #OneWord2017 is focus!

If you know me at all, you wouldn’t be surprised that this is my one word for the year. You may be muttering under your breath, “…it’s about time…”  or “…that should have been your one word last year…”

As I’m typing this, I have eight tabs open in my web browser and had to stop midway through this to start another post because I was getting off topic. It’s not that I’m exactly unfocused, but it’s that I want to do it all, and I try to do it all at the same time.


What I’m learning the hard way is that NO ONE does it all. Even those really famous and successful people out there are highly focused and almost single-minded individuals. We typically know them for only one or two main things that they have done.


I’m going to try harder at saying no, not just to others, but also to myself when I see new and interesting ideas.

We have awesome programs and successes already on track. I’m going to follow through more with supporting these instead of always starting up new initiatives.


I’m going to do a better job of reminding myself of my priorities.

I’m going to be more in the moment more with those around me.

And to my school team reading this, yes you can hold me to it!


Posted in #OneWord, Leadership Lessons
2 comments on “My #OneWord2017 is FOCUS
  1. […] with their team and then later with their students in their classrooms. Many of them had read my #OneWord2017 blog post describing my one word and what it meant to me. Listening to their reasons for their one word, a […]

  2. […] In 2017, I chose and wrote about FOCUS and the need to do a better job of following through with the great initiatives we already had in place.  We even discussed this in our teams at school with everyone choosing their own one word for the year and posting it in their classrooms. […]

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