Every time I hear the word ACTION, I find myself silently chanting:


No, I wasn’t a cheerleader. (I’ve got no hand-eye coordination. I fall down just thinking about doing a toe-touch.) I’ve just always thought that particular cheer was a catchy little motivator.

And sometimes I NEED motivation.

I love to create plans, concoct ideas, contemplate dreams. But if I am honest, I have a tendency to talk a big game. I sit on the sidelines, perfecting plays, coveting others’ talents, simply stalling…a virtual spectator in my own life.

So when my friend Alece asked us to choose one word that sums up what we want for ourselves in 2010…I decided mine would be ACTION!

In 2010, I am going to stop talking and start doing.

So as soon as I decided my word was going to be ACTION, I DID something, two things actually. (And you thought I was all talk.) I did two things I had been dreaming about but…just sitting on.

Look at me, a star in my own little ACTION movie.

Do you have a thematic word for 2010? What is it?

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  • i'm gonna be hearing that cheer in my head all night, thankyouverymuch!

    i love your one word choice. and i hope to action it up with you this year.
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  • Awesome word dude! I think that I'll make that my word too, and then go do something that I've been meaning to do for a while…

    Thanks for challenging me today!

    Dan King
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  • That's a great word for the New Year. I struggle with talking a big game and not following through completely at times. For this year I decided that I had to motivate myself to get things done. I am definitely taking more action this year. I'm still deciding on my word for the year!
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  • This is great. It's easy to come up with 7 resolutions that you will fail to meet, but more exciting to come up with a word that will infiltrate every aspect of your life. I like action. I don't want to steal that one, because that's too easy. But it's great. Less talking/wishing/wanting, more doing. Love it.

  • I don't know that cheer, but every time I hear the word "aggressive," I do the same thing. "Be aggressive! Be-ee aggressive! B-E-A-GG-R-E-SS-I-V-E!" And no, I was not a cheerleader either.

    I love the idea of having a theme word for each year. I still haven't picked one for me, though! I'm leaning toward MOVE, which I supposed is similar to your ACTION. I just think that for me, it's time to get moving. In so many ways!

  • Looking back at 2009 what I saw was "foundation". Looking ahead to 2010 what I see is "build" – that's an action word, right? God laid a foundation for something that He wants to build WITH me! I'm sacred to death, but excited at the same time.
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  • I prayed for God to give me a one word theme for 2010 and what I kept getting was "hope." I don't know what that's going to entail but I don't have a sense of dread with it like I've had for my "word" from Him over the last few years.
    My recent post 31 Days in Proverbs Day 6: At some point we're all guilty

  • Much like you, action would be a great word for me.
    Patience was the word for 2009…I am going with action or preparation for 2010

  • @katie Traction! I like it.

  • @kevindeshazo Can't believe you stole my word? 😉

  • @mary Me too on the AGGRESSIVE thing.

  • @kylelreed Oooh. Patience was a brave word to adopt.

  • My word would be CONNECTION. Tied closely with ACTION, CONNECTION means that I will be more focused and intentional about building relationships with people and serving them.

  • katie moon

    my word for 2009 was prevail … 2010 is the year of traction!

  • My word for the year is Joy and I know I’ve gotta do some “action” right alongside you in order to let this word soak in and really penetrate my life 🙂 love that you’re already getting started by doing!

  • @bibledude Anytime Dan!

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  • @Cindy_Graves Very cool. Love both Foundation and Build.

  • Kalyn

    Hmm….there are many words that I need to use for 2010! But for this I'm going to say…AWAKEN! I desperately need to be awakened from this slumber I'm in! God's already doing great things this year in my life, and all I've done is bought 2 books, "Fasting" by Jentzen Franklin and "Connecting with God: Devotional" *Both are amazing by the way..I really recommend them!*

    Great post by the way! 🙂 Love that challenge! 🙂

  • I think my word is "dream". I tend to be very practical so I talk myself out of big ideas or big risks. I need permission to dream this year!
    My recent post What are You Pursuing?

  • I think my word is "dream". I tend to be very practical so I talk myself out of big ideas or big risks. I need permission to dream this year!
    My recent post What are You Pursuing?

    • @jenni Dream is a great word for you. I can't wait to see where this year takes you.

  • Great post Lindsey. Mine is PURSUE, based on Hebrews 11:6. God honors those who earnestly seek (pursue) Him.



    • @jeffhenderson Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I have heard SUCH WONDERFUL THINGS about from Jenni Catron and the rest of my Cross Point friends.

      Pete is about to start a series on PURSUIT. I can't wait to dig into it.

  • I think I'll just borrow your word Lindsey, if that's okay with you… A-C-T-I-O-N

  • I'm using three words to guide my year. They are: Glove, Chef & Temple. My word "Chef" is similar to your own "Action" and is taken from a recent post by Jon Swanson, "Hope Got a Cookbook." It makes a lot of sense to me. You can read that here:

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