Monday, January 4, 2016
Happy New Year: One Word
Happy New Year everyone! Today we are going to work one creating a #OneWord resolution for 2016 and making it a graphic image we can use for inspiration. This concept comes from author and speaker Jon Gordon who came from Smithtown along with Jimmy Page (not the Led Zeppelin guitarist) and Dan Britton who wrote the book One Word that Will Change Your Life. Jon Gordon returned to Smithtown speak here a few years ago and was inspirational, below is a look at his Football highlight reel from the late 1980's which appears to be taken here at Smithtown East at points.
The idea behind choosing one word is that it's simple, memorable, and more realistic as a driving force for you but it's important to be authentic and think about what you really need in your life before choosing a word. Here's a clip of Jon on the Today Show talking about the process and the questions to ask yourself when considering your word. I chose my word. CREATE, early this year and painted it on the classroom wall as a daily reminder which has made an impact.
We are going to talk about how to choose your one word then you will create an 8"x10" design incorporating the word to use for inspiration. Tomorrow we'll finish our designs and then Wednesday we'll share our work and talk about our goals and why we choose the words we did. Remember to keep it positive and focused, we are starting out on a blank slate in 2016!
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