They come and go, like the sun rising and setting.    Many goals, are good intentions that were never created into a habit, and fall dead, to resurface again and again with no impact.

I’ve read 8% of the people that commit to a New Year’s Resolution are successful.  Maybe we are doing it wrong.

Many times goals are complicated.  I want to eat better, live healthier, or whatever.  And we have too many, here are my top 10 goals this week…

It’s why Jon Gordon’s ONE WORD really hit home for me.  Each year you pray, reflect, and discuss and finally land on YOUR ONE WORD for the year.  Last year for me was WISDOM.  Often I went back to it, and WISDOM really helped me focus on what I wanted to do this year.

This year mine is TEACH.

To me that means to not PREACH, but TEACH.   To let those around me find their answers, I just ask questions.  Also, with now over 20 years experience I do have a few things to share, so share I will!

Teaching means patience, slowing down, encouraging mistakes to those around me so they can learn and grow from them.  Allowing them to fail.   Building them up to succeed!

This works for me in my personal and professional life.

Excellent one words can impact your entire life.

I encourage all of you to do the One Word Challenge and share them with those close to you.

Here are a few I received from people at Drexel for 2017:


my 2017 word is…  ACTION

I’m confident that we have a good plan in place for 2017. now its time to put those plans into action. talk is cheap, ACTION required!


My one word goal for 2017 is STEP… one foot in front of the other, always forward, next step



Sometimes old ideas are discarded as being wrong or outright foolish, but maybe it just wasn’t the right time for that particular thing to work.  We need to be willing to “RETHINK” an idea and be willing to tweak it or look into it more closely to fit into what we are doing now.

Think about the Tesla motor company.  Electric cars were around in the early 1900’s, but the time and resources weren’t right for it at that time.  Now, the electric car is fast becoming a staple in the car industry.


Devoted!  To be totally devoted to the aspects of my life that make me better.

Being devoted to wife and my kids by always being the best me I can be. Devoted to my career and company that is devoted to me and my family’s livelihood. Devoted to team Drexel/Team Blue and all the people that make this company great and and are taking this company forward to greatness!


and one of my favorites:

DONE. something I picked up from Under Armour in Baltimore. When they do something they call it Done Done Done. Which believe it or not is different than just Done. Taking something from  and idea to finish to follow up, to making a part of their culture. 2017 will be  a year in which we will be changing our attitudes and mindsets on lots of different things. We cant just get stuff DONE, We need to get it DONE DONE DONE.



What will yours be?  Feel free to share as a comment below in this blog.

To learn more:

— – Joel Fleischman. Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. Our mission is to be a supplier of others happiness. I hope this little post did just that.



3 thoughts on “MY ONE WORD

  1. Baby Steps (yes I know 2 words). Starting SmartDollar and realizing its ok to take baby steps to reach my goals financially, personally and in the work place!

  2. Pingback: ONE WORD GOAL | Joel Fleischman's Blog

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