One Word

Did you make any resolutions for 2019?  If you did my guess is that you've already given up on most if not all of them.  I don't make resolutions.  Not anymore.  A couple of years ago I started choosing a word for the year.  

The idea is that instead of setting a lot of different resolutions, you select one single word to help guide you and be your focus.  You then use that word to set goals throughout the year.  Have you ever tried it? It's not too late to choose one for 2019 and I'm going to break it down and give you some ideas.


Make a list.

Think about what your goals are and what you want to accomplish in 2019. What kind of a person do you want to be?  What do you want for your family?  What kind of a life do you want to have?  Think about the way you want to feel.  What are the characteristics of that person?  Write it all down.  These don't have to be hard and fast goals at this point.  We're just trying to create a general idea of what we would like to accomplish.  We'll use our word later to help guide us in our goal making

What do your goals have in common?

Take a look at your list and try to find a common thread.  Maybe you want more balance or simplicity in your life.  Maybe you want more adventure.  Maybe you want to be more focused or intentional.  Take your time and come up with a common theme.  

If you need a little help coming up with a word here are a few suggestions to get you started.

  1. Abundance
  2. Thrive
  3. Challenge
  4. Focus
  5. Nourish
  6. Strong
  7. Persistence
  8. Organize
  9. Listen
  10. Joy

Front and Center

Once you've chosen your word put it everywhere.  Make it the wallpaper on your phone’s lock screen. Write it on the bathroom mirror in dry-erase marker. Make a print and frame it for your desk or your nightstand. Keep it in the forefront of your mind and use it to set goals and make decisions throughout the year.

My Word're probably wondering what word I've chosen for 2019.  This is my year for clarity.  Clarity in my purpose, my business, and my daily life.  Clarity, my word for 2019.

I'd love to know what your word is.  Leave me a comment and let me know what word you've chosen and what you want to accomplish in 2019.

And remember to create a little joy wherever you go.

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