If you haven’t chosen your word for the year yet, it is likely that you have heard people talking about doing it. You may have seen posts on social media of the words people have chosen and why. Or it may be new to you, as it was to me until a month or so ago. Oh, I may have heard of it in passing, but it is the first time I have learned about it and considered choosing and using a word for the year myself.
I was particularly inspired to use the one word for the year practice, and perhaps an additional few words, by my mentor, Connie Ragen Green, in her early January blog post on the topic, Connie Ragen Green: Theme 2018 . You will find more information there.
As I look at it, one of the great values of this practice is to assist in FOCUS. I don’t know about you, but I have disappointed myself over and over when I didn’t end the year having accomplished the things I said I would do. At the beginning of multiple years, I have said to myself: THIS is the year when I really create a functioning, profitable online business. And for the past two years, I have said: THIS is the year when I will make the move to California to be near my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren again. And I could go on….
For some people, the time has passed for setting a focus and doing the beginning of the year rituals and preparation. But it is never too late to make a fresh start. Maybe you – as I have been – were involved in so many other things at the very end of last year and the first weeks of this year. We can just do those things now. I have chosen my Word for the Year as BREAKTHROUGH. It applies to several areas of my life and I look forward to seeing these breakthroughs become reality!
As you will see in the book, key to this being an effective strategy is keeping the word visible constantly. Be creative in how you keep it in front of you – on your computer, on your phone, in your office, on a mirror, as the central word on a vision or dream board, etc. Each time I see “BREAKTHROUGH” if gives me a little jolt out of the auto pilot I may be falling into. Simple and powerful!
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