The One Word L&D Resolution (2018 Edition)

For the past five years, I’ve shared a one-word resolution that I’ve chosen to guide me personally and professionally into the new year.

In 2013 it was momentum as I pondered the single most important element to successful learning programs. In 2014 it was possibility as I pondered the idea of launching my own company. In 2015 it was execution. In 2016 it was risk. In 2017 it was ruthless as I knew there were some tough decisions I needed to make and my prioritization was going to need to be ruthless.

My one word resolution for 2018 is a little lighter, but no less serious. And I’ve been joined in one word resolutions by my Endurance Learning colleagues.

As I head into 2018, the one word resolution I’ve chosen this year is joy. I’d like to be more intentional in the ways I incorporate joy into all aspects of my craft – in my instructional design process, in my facilitation, in the way I work with others, in the way I show up every day.

What are my Endurance Learning colleagues thinking about with their one word resolutions?

Heather Snyder

My one-word resolution is growth.

This last year brought a lot of changes to my career and Endurance Learning has been at the core of that. After six months of being on this team, I want to focus on all sorts of growth in 2018.

I plan to aid in the growth of our mission to eradicate poor learning experiences, grow in my role as an instructional designer, take on more opportunities to grow client relationships, grow my presentation skills as I speak at two major conferences, and aid in the growth of our company as we add more members to our team.

Tim Waxenfelter:

My one-word resolution is focus.

There are so many things I can be doing to help Endurance Learning grow. I’m a proud generalist so I love being able to touch every part of the business. 2018 is going to be a year of accepting help from my colleagues so that I can focus on what’s most critical. Endurance Learning has some amazing stuff in the works, but without focus they will remain great ideas.

How about you? Want to join in with a one word resolution? We’d love to hear in the comment section about what’s on your mind as you set your sights on 2018.


This will be our final post in 2017. Thank you so much for reading our musings and for commenting from time to time. We will be sharing some of our favorite posts through social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). Pick your poison!

If there are some topics you’d like to see more of in the new year, please drop us a line and let us know what you’re curious about.

In the mean time, have a fantastic holiday season, stay safe, be creative, draw inspiration from everywhere, and we’ll see you back on Train Like A Champion in the new year!

2 thoughts on “The One Word L&D Resolution (2018 Edition)

  1. I’m joining Tim—almost—with my one-word resolution: refocus. After enjoying a 7-month sabbatical this year, it’s time to refocus on priorities such as finding and starting a new job, sharing my knowledge at Learning Solutions and ATD ICE, and avoiding those “rabbit holes” I had so much free time to explore (but don’t anymore!) https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwjones/

  2. My one-word resolution is STICKY. This year is going to be about trying different approaches to help facilitating the long term stickiness of training and development for learners in my organization. Hopefully we will stumble upon the right combo for our environment by the end of 2018!

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