I started thinking about my word of the year late November. Check out this post for how I go about finding my word in more detail. For the past few years I have had a word for the year and it works for me. It gives me focus and challenges me. That is my word and I want to encompass it. It makes me do things that scare me or I feel I’m not ready for. Side note sometimes we never feel ready. We just have to do it. Perfectionism is also procrastination at times.
I wanted to start ASAP to find my word. I was thinking it might take me all of December to find a word that resonated with me. It didn’t. Within a week it was there. I shoved it to the back and kept thinking of what I wanted to do / feel / accomplish within the next year. What word would challenge me? Again that word came up. Finally I stopped looking. I was thinking no it can’t be THAT word, but apparently it was as it pushed itself forward all the time.
And the word is……. strong. I want to feel strong mentally and physically. I want a word (strong) that will push me to pivot, ask for what I want/need. To put projects out there – because I can and am worthy enough. Strong enough to take risks. Strong enough to stay the course. Strong in my decisions and pursue what I want. Strong enough to say no. To say yes. Strong.
I feel in my gut this is my word for the year. I made a card of my word. It is on my desk to see every day. Last year my word was realize and I saw it everyday. It helped me pivot my blog. I will take strength in my word. I will take risks with my word. I will focus and become what my word for the year is. Strong.
If you need help picking a word for the year check this post. . Having a word for the year might not work for everyone but is so works for me. Also consider a word for the quarter. Do what resonates with you to move forward.
You can always start now!