Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I know many people do, but heard a statistic that something like 30% of people failed to keep their resolution within the first month. In the past I’ve made resolutions, but ended up in that 30%, so decided to select a Word of the Year instead.
Picking a word for the year allows me to manage my business, craft, social and personal lives along in one direction without having to feel like I’ve failed when resolutions fell through the cracks.
Why Pick a Word for the Year?
Picking a word for the year can be challenging. You’ll want to find a word that resonates with all aspects of your life. Or at least a focus for one part of your life.
I’ve picked a single word most years and applied it to my personal and professional life arenas. However, one year, I couldn’t decide on a single word. I picked several words that felt right for different aspects of my life.
The word selected becomes a sort of theme for the year.
This Year’s Word = Innovate
Innovate – to create, to make changes, use new methods, new ideas. To introduce as new.
So this year, I’m open to new ways of doing things. I’m going to take a new approach to the things I do every day. I will look for a different way to complete tasks. I will be on alert for ideas that don’t fit the mold.
Previous Words of the Year
In the past, I’ve selected these words:
And the common ground for all those words… they are Verbs.
Why verbs? – they are action words and therefore will drive my activities, my actions and reactions.
Yes, I’m using my word of the year to become more creative. I plan to unlock the secrets of creativity by looking at problems from a new perspective.
I will look to see how I can innovate the usual solutions into a new way to accomplish a goal.
What is your word of the year?
Do you have a word that you are living by this year?
Are you ready to move into this year with new views and expectations?
You can choose your own word, or you can join me in using “Innovate”.
Pick a word and let me know what word you’re living by this year in the comments below.
PS – If you would like some help in selecting a word, reach out to me. I’ll work with you to find a word that fits with your goals.
If you’d like to dig deeper into your creativity path, I’ll be glad to work with you in a private setting. Find out more details here.