One Word for 2014

To begin the semester, I’d like each student to identify one word that will describe your life in 2014. Please identify your word, but answer the following questions on your own WordPress blogsite.
1. How will this one word change the way you live your life from 2013?
2. How will this word be a demonstration of how professional, motivated, and committed you are in 2014? 3. How will this one word summarize your resume?
4. How will this one word summarize your New Year’s Resolutions and goals for 2014?
You watch the youtube video below by Mr. Jon Gordon for ideas. The word for myself is “Authentic.” My desire for 2014 is live a more authentic life. The dictionary’s view of authentic is “made or done in an original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original such as: “the restaurant serves authentic Italian meals | every detail of the movie was totally authentic.” Another definition of authentic is: “based on facts; accurate or reliable, such as an authentic depiction of the situation.”

I want to be more authentic in order to be more sincere and trustworthy in all my actions. How I present myself to others should be an honest reflection of who I am on the inside. To be authentic is to be motivated and inspired. In return I hope to motivate and inspire others to be their best. If am not authentic, motivated, consistent, or inspired, I cannot hope to do the same for others. Being authentic will be a living demonstration of my personal and professional resume. Being an authentic person is to be professional, yet personable in all of my thoughts, words and actions.

A Youtube video by Jon Gordon explains the importance of choosing one word for 2014:

Blogger Mary Crimmins has a blog entry to give you further ideas at

In addition, please create a picture or drawing with your one word that we will post to Twitter (

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