Do you have your word for 2017?
Do you set New Year’s resolutions only to see them fail in January – I know I do. I’ve always wondered why that is the case – if something is so important to me to make a resolution then why would I not do it. I think I may have found the reason. Having a resolution is too rigid, too specific and it becomes a rule and anyone who knows me knows that
I DO NOT LIKE RULES!!!
Anyway a wonderful friend of mine Jane Bell Lassiter suggested instead of resolutions I could create a word for the year. Not something I have done before, but I liked the idea because it felt less restrictive.
So I went off and researched this ‘Find your word’ phenomenon and gave it a go, and now I have a single word that encapsulates everything I want to achieve in 2017. And even better … every time I do something in 2017 as long as it fits with my word of the year I will know that I am on track. Woop woop – very excited!!!
So how did I find my word? I will explain …
3 Simple steps to finding your word for 2017
Take just a few minutes to sum up what you want your life to be like in 2017 and importantly how you would like to feel (connecting with the emotion of this is important for your subconscious to understand it is a priority for you). Now write what you want for 2017 in a paragraph of around 5 sentences maximum.
For example I wrote “This year I am going to build my heart centred business to a level which will support me to leave my corporate role. I will be delivering an invaluable service to my wonderful customers. I will be focused on growing my perfect customer base and will not waiver from my plan. I will feel relaxed and abundant as there is freedom, fun and flow in my life and biz. I will be open to bring in whatever the universe has in store for me to achieve this or something better”
Don’t skip this step it is really important.
Take the paragraph you have created and condense it to 1 sentence which encapsulates what you want to achieve – this is actually quite tricky. Make sure your 1 sentence covers all the important aspects of what you want.
For example I wrote (a very long sentence) … “In 2017 I will be focused and working to my plan, to attract more of my ideal clients, whilst delivering the most invaluable service to them, which will allow me to leave my corporate job and have even more abundance of freedom, fun, flow and prosperity in my life and biz.”
Again don’t skip this step it is really important.
Spend a few minutes looking at your sentence and decide what your word for 2017 will be. You don’t need to restrict yourself to a word you wrote in your sentence – it just needs to be a word that covers everything you wrote. It could be a noun (a word that describes what you want or how you want to feel) or it could be a verb (a word that describes what you are going to do). The word is personal to you and it has to have meaning to you.
I found it really tricky to nail the single word so I highlighted some key words from my sentence (focused, plan, freedom, flow) and I used thesaurus.com to come up with ideas for my final word.
So my word for 2017 is ‘Consciously’
This one word encapsulates sticking to my plan to leave my corporate role, while building my heart centred business delivering incredible personal value for my clients. Consciously also represents being consistent – meaning everything I do is with conscious thought (ie not wasting too much time scrolling on FB). This word also represents expanding my universal consciousness which is something I have decided is important for me to continue in 2017.
I’m now going to print this word off and stick it all over the house, keep it in my wallet and have it on my screen saver.
How did you get on finding your word? Do share I would love to hear what is in store for you in 2017 – how magical is this!!!
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Inspiration for this post came from : Kim Denne – thesitsgirls.com