I really like new year's resolutions, but I also tend to lose focus pretty easily. The always-awesome Ali Edwards has a word that she focuses on every year, and encourages her readers to do the same. I love that this gives the year a broader focus, without narrowing it down to a narrow goal that can sometimes be pass/fail.
This year, my word is incomparable. The dictionary gives two definitions for the word. First, "Eminent beyond comparison." Well, that one doesn't seem quite right, but on view the second, I knew I'd found my word: "Not suitable for comparison." I love that.
You see, I find that most of my frustration, sorrow, lack of confidence, what have you, stems from comparing myself (my life, my choices, my ability) to others. I think that when I do this, I'm usually comparing my worst to someone elses' best, which is pointless.
So, this year, I will recognize that my life is not suitable for comparison, because it's mine and no one else's.