ONE WORD Can Change Everything
By Dan & Suzie Potter
We stand at the beginning of a new year, perhaps the best year of your life. It is like starting a grand journey where adventure, loss, courage and awe lay just head. But can we stop you here at your first step and ask 3 questions:
It has been said, “what you look for you will find” and “what you feed will grow”. So we invite you to map out a word or two that will serve as your compass, come what may.
Here’s the thing, a motivational word can powerfully serve as a daily reminder of what you want to grow, achieve, become and focus on over the next 52 weeks.
We started this practice of “Word of the Year” several years ago. During the first few weeks of a new year we choose a word or two which becomes our mindset, map and mantra in the days to come. Here is our list:
2016 - “PASSION”
2017 - “ADVENTURE”
2018 - “JUST LIVE”
2019 - “THRIVE”
2020 - “FULLY ALIVE”
2021 - “COURAGEOUS IMAGINATION”
2022 - “YES”
For 2023 we are excited to follow “MOMENTUM.” How about you?
One motivational word can be an important factor in helping you achieve your goals and live a fulfilling life.
Some people find it helpful to choose a “Word of the Year” or phrase that resonates with them at their age and stage of life. For example, you might choose a word like "courage" or "resilience" to remind yourself to stay strong and persevere in the face of upcoming challenges or changes. Alternatively, you might choose a word like "gratitude" or "compassion" to remind yourself to focus on the positive and grow your character of kindness to others.
Whatever word you choose, it's important to keep it in mind and in front of your eyes. We stick it on the mirror, paint it on canvas, and journal it often. Every year it has been as a source of inspiration and guidance as we navigate through the new year.
We have found that our “Word of the Year” launches our forward momentum. This is why we say: “ONE WORD can change everything, especially me!”
The truth is, this year will come with its own list of words to weigh you down or you can choose:
. . . with your ONE WORD.
If you have your ONE WORD, or theme of the year, we would love to hear it. Send us a note here: firstname.lastname@example.org
If we can help you in any way to find and release your “Word of the Year” into 2023 please let us know.
Have a focused new year!