New Year's resolutions are commonplace, but have you ever considered selecting a "Word of the Year"?
It's more than just a trendy exercise – it's about setting a powerful intention that can guide your actions, decisions, and mindset throughout the entire year.
As we approach 2024, let's delve into the significance of choosing a Word of the Year and how it can be a game-changer for your life.
I discovered this practice just three years ago, and let me tell you, there's real power behind it. Research even shows that those who choose a Word of the Year are more likely to stay focused on their goals and experience a sense of purpose.
In my first attempt, my chosen word was "ABUNDANCE." I wanted more of everything, not in a greedy way, but in love, laughter, and friendships.
This word became my guiding principle, shaping my actions and decisions throughout the year. It was a simple yet impactful way to filter choices and ensure they aligned with my desire for abundance.
Choosing a word isn't always straightforward. In 2023, I struggled to find the right word until "BECOMING" struck me in the middle of the year. It defined my journey of stepping into a new, higher version of myself. The word guided me in refining my podcast skills, taking on higher-level speaking engagements, and becoming a better me.
Now, as 2023 is not yet over, I've already identified my 2024 word – "COMMUNITY."
This choice is rooted in my experiences of cultivating meaningful connections throughout the year. From executive groups to speaking communities, I've found that community doesn't have to be grand – even one-on-one meetings or connections with neighbors matter.
Why is "COMMUNITY" so vital to me?
In a world that can feel disconnected, fostering a sense of community is crucial. It's not just a buzzword; it's my guiding principle for transforming relationships and life in 2024.
If you're ready for a transformative year, start by identifying your own Word of the Year.
What resonates with you on a deep level?
Let it guide your choices and actions. Place it on your car dashboard, fridge, or as your phone lock screen – anywhere you'll see it daily.
If you're struggling to find your word, create a list of words that resonate with you. Reflect on their definitions and select the one that truly speaks to you. Remember, there's no rush; let the word come to you.
As we head into 2024, I'm optimistic that this simple exercise will help you prepare for an exciting and fulfilling year.
Tomorrow is a new day, and with 2024 on the horizon, it's the ultimate Fresh Start.
Your work matters, and by cultivating what matters most to you, you can make a real difference.
Do you have a Word Of the Year? Drop it in the comments! Bonus points if you tell me why!