I was intrigued in 2012 with this concept, highlighted in Rachel Olsen and Mike Ashcraft's book My One Word. Although I chose a word for 2012, I didn't put much committment into it and I decided to be more focused on my one word for 2013 - Patience.
I've never been described as a patient person. By anyone. Ever. I'm always trying to hurry through to the next (big) thing and I'm finding I'm missing out on a lot by not having the patience to live in the present.
Now, I'm not crazy enough to think I will magically develop patience overnight or even in a few weeks. But, I'm making a personal committment to at least be aware of my lack of patience in my daily life and try to develop some over the course of the year. I figure by the end of 2013, with a 9-year-old, 2-year-old and 8-month-old, I'm going to need it (and then some).