I have no idea how it’s December already but here we are! And it’s that time of year again (for some of you this will be familiar); it’s time to find your word for 2020.
Many years ago I read a blog by John Gordon. In it, he suggested picking one word for the upcoming year, versus creating resolutions that only make you feel badly if you can’t fulfill them. In his words, “just one word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One word that will help me be my best.”
I loved this idea and have been using it ever since. Two years ago, my word was self-love. Each morning I would ask how I could love and care for myself that day. It shifted me in subtle, and sometimes, profound ways.
This past year, I have to admit, I chose a word that was something I wanted and I thought that I allowed the word to come to me, but in hindsight, it wasn’t an actionable word and required much belief change to attain. I worked towards it, but it wasn’t something I lived. This year, I am relinquishing control and allowing a word to come to me that I can focus on daily, and tangibly bring more of into my life.
There are no wrong answers regarding your word, it’s very personal. Sometimes you will choose it, and sometimes it chooses you.
Ask yourself where you want to place your focus for 2020. You may find balance is your word, or freedom, understanding, or compassion, maybe you need to lighten up so play is your word, or if you’re ready to embrace more, then expansion. What speaks to you and what can help you daily to be the best you?
Remember, John says a word that gives, “meaning, mission, passion and purpose.”
Once you have your word, write it in big letters somewhere that you will read it each day. And not just a passing glance, but truly, “how can I bring this word into action today?”
As you focus on it, you will find that you may be lead to experiences, books, talks etc., that are exactly what you need to learn to help you grow and have more of that word in your reality.
So give it a try. Choose your word or let it choose you.
And if you want added support, write me back with your word and I’ll help infuse your year with it.
May your word for 2020 bring you beautiful transformation.
Me, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!