Three years ago rather than writing New Year’s resolutions, I started choosing a word for the year. I use the word as a focusing point for all aspects of my life during that year.
In 2012, my word was BELIEF.
In 2013, it was ABUNDANCE.
This year, I chose the word SIMPLIFY.
I’ll use the word SIMPLIFY as a reminder to:
· Remove clutter from my office and my home to maximize physical and emotional space
· Stay true to the things in my life that bring me joy
· Focus on preparing simple food and creating simple habits that will improve my health
I have a friend who works for a consulting firm as a financial executive. She selected ALIGNMENT as her word for 2014. When I asked her about it, she said since arriving at her new company she’d seen multiple, untapped opportunities for alignment in the organization. Her focus for 2014 is to make sure the alignment happens.
Other colleagues of mine have also chosen words that are relevant for them: SANITY, BE, MOVE.
I encourage you to consider choosing a word for yourself this year. There’s no right or wrong word. Each word has its own purpose. It’s a way to help each of us focus. Gain clarity. Make decisions. Reach goals.
The most important thing is to keep your word front and center so that it can help make this year a memorable for you.