This year, I chose the word "today."
First, over the past year, I found myself saying, "I can do that tomorrow."
You know the drill:
I'll start running again tomorrow.
I'll clean that tomorrow.
I'll finish this project tomorrow.
Unfortunately, there is always another tomorrow and it's so easy to forget about today.
So, for 2014, I want to do things TODAY.
Second, I've noticed that worrying about what tomorrow will bring makes enjoying the day much harder.
My karate instructor's instructor (my karate grandfather) said something in class a few weeks ago that rang true: "thinking about the past brings regret and thinking about the future brings worry, so think about the present." He was talking about kata, but it applies to our lives as well.
I found this quote by Henry David Thoreau that sums it up perfectly:
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment."
It sums up what I hope my attitude will be in 2014 -- take pleasure and pride in each day, accomplish what you can and forget about tomorrow.