It’s late in January and I have been seeing posts about the One Word for the Year that others have identified to guide their activities in this new year. Choosing one (or more) key words has become a practice of many people and I have done it to a degree before. But I realize now that I taken shortcuts both in choosing the word and in taking the recommended steps to increase the probability of my success. If you can identify with this, please join me as I remedy this in 2022. It’s not too late!!
First, I went back to the source. I again re-read the book that is the basis of the practice, One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page. It’s a small book that includes how to use the concept and gives examples of how it has worked for others.
The book’s authors have additional resources for us – including a 7-day One Word Challenge that comes as 7 emails with a video and specific things to do each day. I find this helpful; perhaps you will also.
The 3-step process to identify your word is a simple one. Yet previously I used the shortcut of doing a bit of thinking, having a word pop into mind, and going with it. Although I may have arrived at the same word or a very similar one by following the steps, I shortchanged myself by not going through the process.
In addition to choosing a word that can affect multiple areas of life, keeping your chosen word before you throughout the year is crucial to our success. Again, I didn’t follow through to implement the ideas in the book, or other suggestions I found from those who use the technique. It was almost like
So let’s get started:
Grab the book here: One Word That Will Change Your Life
Go https://www.onewordchallenge.com/ to sign up for the 2022 challenge and start getting your emails.
Now I invite you to come along with me on the 7-day challenge.
The goal of this process is to come up with one word that will give me MEANING, PURPOSE AND FOCUS for the year just beginning. The first step is to reflect on the past year and then think about this year. Writing, not just thinking, will be most helpful.
Let’s move ahead and make this a remarkable year!
I’m Carol Brusegar, author, photographer and curator of information. My focus is on gathering and writing on topics that enhance all our lives – regardless of our age. Topics include health and wellness, personal development, innovation and creativity, and a variety of helpful, practical tools and practices.
I have a special interest in helping people over 50 years of age to create their 3rd Age – the next stage of their lives – to be the best it can be.