I want to continue on our “Get on course for next year” work as we move forward to 2019. This week I want to focus on something very powerful…..your word for the year!
This week, I would like to talk about your word(s) for 2019. Just as reflecting on your accomplishments is important, I also believe coming up with a “word” or “theme” for the year is important to have.
You can also have words or themes broken down for each month, but we can save that for later. For now, just think about a word, or words, or a theme for your upcoming 2019 year.
Let me explain a bit about why it’s important. Your word will be your guiding light, your “North Star”, if you will. When you are struggling or find yourself having negative moments, your word will help you stay on track and move forward. It’s a powerful reminder to you about your desires, dreams, and goals. It will guide you with your decisions you make and the actions you take throughout the year.
Ask yourself these questions to help you with this process:
1. What is important to me?
2. How do I want to feel?
3. Through what lens do I want to experience the world this next year?
4. How do I want to see myself showing up daily?
Maybe you want to feel more organized and less cluttered. Or you may want to feel more healthy and strong. You might want to feel more connected to friends or community. It could be you want to feel more impactful and supportive. Or it is you want to feel more playful and curious.
You can also have a theme for your personal life vs. your professional life. I would suggest something that crosses into both your personal and professional life. But that is totally up to you.
After you have a word or words, think it over….sit with it….ask others about it….ponder over it some more. It’s good to take some time to really think about it. There’s no rush on a decision.