By Karen Wilkins: Learning and Performance Coach
Singular- I recently saw this word in some work I was doing and started thinking about what it meant. The words that came to my mind were sole, alone, only. I decided to look singular up in the dictionary. Here is one of the definitions I found in Merriam-Webster: of, relating to, or being a word form denoting one person, thing, or instance. In my world, singular could describe working on one project or being assigned to focus on one portion of a project – but really, who has the luxury of that anymore? How often is it that we have only one main point of focus? How many of us work on only one project at a time? One job at a time? Have only one main point of focus? Probably few of us – not in our professional lives and not in our personal lives. We are most certainly always getting pulled in all sorts of directions.
Interestingly, I found another definition for Singular in Merriam-Webster: distinguished by superiority: EXCEPTIONAL. Now that is an exciting way to look at the word singular! As the end of 2020 draws near, let’s all take some time to remember that we are not alone and that we can be exceptional! Let’s start planning for our future.
What is one personal or professional goal you can establish for yourself for 2021? Now’s the time to start thinking about your own development. You have probably given a lot of yourself to everything and everyone around you but what are you going to do for you? Don’t forget that you are as important as everything else in your life and take the time to make yourself EXCEPTIONAL!