A new year is among us, it’s a time where many of us will set goals and ‘hope’ for them to work out. One of the many ways to hold yourself accountable for your goals this year is to pick one word. One word that will help you stay grounded throughout the year, a reminder to stay the course. For the past 20 years, I have always chosen one word to ground me for the year. In today’s blog, I want to share why I do this and help you choose your word for 2022.
Why do I choose ONE word for a new year?
- It helps me stay grounded in one value for the entire year – not a core value, but a word/value you want to harness.
- I use it as a filter to make decisions in my life.
- It helps me say no to things that don’t fall in line with my word.
- The word has ALWAYS challenged me to grow in the ways that I needed (even though I didn’t know I needed it at the time)
- It helps me feel confident that I’m directing my life and the choices I will make.
How to choose your word for 2022
I want you to think of your own word for the year. You can get some inspiration by downloading our values workbook here. Having one word for the next 12 months will dramatically change how your year will progress but it will also elevate your goals for the future.
Trust me on this one! You can start by writing down 3 words and then claim just one for the year! The one that resonates the most with you.
I’d love to hear what word you have chosen for 2022 – let me know on social here.
Before you plan on setting goals for the year ahead I highly recommend my 3-step process!
First, we dig deep into the past year to discover all the learning, growth, and challenges we had. You have to know where you have been before you decide where you want to go.
Secondly, we look at our values. Getting grounded in your values is essential prior to setting goals. When setting goals you’ll use your top 5 values to guide you towards them.
After completing those two steps are when you can start to look at your big dreams and goals. In my 3-step process, we build a road map towards your goals, setting smaller attainable goals each quarter, and finding ways to connect your goals to your daily life.
This goal-setting process is something I’ve previously only shared with my team and close friends. You will be guided through this goal-setting process with workbooks and a series of videos to help you along the way.