I’m not much of a resolution type of a person. I’m more goal oriented than anything. Sometime during the end of last year, I read an article on choosing a word theme for the year instead of creating resolutions. Let’s be realistic. Resolutions are about choosing problematic behaviors, habits or issues you want to correct or change. The concept of choosing a word that would inspire and motivate me to change or to excel sounded better than focusing on problematic areas. So, I did what I always do and spent hours searching Google on this subject.
People who choose a one word theme use it to help guide their decisions and intentions throughout the entire year. When you really put a lot of thought and reason into selecting a single word, that word can help keep you focused and will create clarity for your visions for yourself.
It took me a few weeks to narrow down my word. I started off with ten words, then narrowed it down to five. I envisioned applying each of those five words to the eight categories in the “Wheel of Life”, physical, financial, business, lifestyle, mental, spiritual, family and relationships. It sounds like a lot of work, but I was able to find my one word, BELIEVE. Through this process, I realized that part of the reason I wasn’t living to my full potential was because I did not fully believe in myself. Throughout my life most of my family and friends did not believe in me or my visions for my future. I realized some of that doubt was still embedded in me.
The next day, I rushed to the crafts store and bought poster board, stencils and markers. I’m not an artist but I made a word board with the word BELIEVE in the middle of it. I also have the word BELIEVE up in multiple places now. Since choosing my word, I see it everywhere and it constantly reminds me to stay focused. Every time I think of my word, it puts a smile on my face and fills me with the confidence I need to keep moving forward. And, when I start to doubt myself or get frustrated, I remember my one word.
So far, this year has been miraculous and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings me. I Believe in myself more than ever, I believe in my faith, I believe my kids will make the right decisions for their future, I believe I am an expert in what I do, I believe in all my entrepreneurial abilities, I believe I can be healthy and pain free, but most of all, I believe I can help others to fulfill their hopes and dreams.
Now it’s your turn. What one word is going to help you achieve all you want in your business and personal life? Let me and the rest of the universe know.