jr14A friend and fellow blogger, Carol Dublin, introduced me to the concept of choosing three words to focus on for the year. She had gotten the concept from Chris Brogan.

  • Focus on meeting your goals
  • Increase your personal development.

I have decided to use these three words: opportunity, intentionality, and dedication. These words will help me to focus on working toward and meeting my goals for 2013.


I plan to look for and seize opportunities that come my way. Several things will help me with this:

  • Increase the number of friends and online associates
  • Engage with these friends regularly
  • Participate in different groups, both on and offline
  • Focus on helping others

I have already been able to seize at least one opportunity. Yesterday, I received an e-mail announcing an EntreLeadership 1-Day event coming to Oklahoma City (where I live). After discussing it over with my wife, I made my reservation. This will be a tremendous opportunity for me to improve myself, aide my start-up web design business, and meet several others that are trying to do the same thing.


I have been hearing several people, such as Michael Hyatt and John Maxwell, speak about being intentional. If I am going to be successful in accomplishing my goals, it has to be done on purpose. I won’t meet my goals by chance.


This will help me to stick with my plan even when things get difficult – and they will. I need to be able to be dedicated enough to see them through.

I also will work on being more dedicated to family and friends.

  • Spend time with them
  • Talk with them
  • Write them notes (thanks to Matt McWilliams for this encouragement)

Question: Do you have three words for 2013?