Every year for the past five years or so I've had a word that helps to guide me.
On January 1st I don't wish people a happy new year here in bloggersville, but rather "Happy New Word".
In fact I love this concept so much that I use it with my clients to help guide them through their success journeys.
In 2012 my word was "Focus" which allowed me to really knuckle down and launch my children's book series and the associated brand. That word served me well and was probably one of my most successful years when it came to kicking goals.
The following year I went on to "Will", then in 2014 I moved to "Solution", and 2015 was the year of "Opportunity".
This year I couldn't stick with one word. This year was the year of "onward and upward".
Well because this was the year I needed to move forward. It's the year I wanted to make measurable progress. I wanted another year like 2012 where I aimed high and reaped the rewards.
Did I do it?
I think I may have. Sure there were rejections and challenges and bloody big spanners in the works, but for each of these I was able to simply say "onward and upward".
I'm not going to reflect on the wins here today. That's my NYE post. What I am going to do though is encourage everyone to start thinking about a word for 2017. Something to help guide and keep you on track. A compass if you will.
I've already thought of my word for 2017. It's a tiny little word that will pack a punch. The type of word that empowers and keeps you strong. But you'll have to come back on January 1 to find out what it is.
That's what I'm loving about life this week. WORDS. Big or small, they really are mighty. Take the "S" off sword and it's just a word you're left with after all.
Do you participate in the "happy new word" concept?
What will your word for 2017 be?
Anybody know what mine is?
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