If you could choose one word to represent your focus/wishes/goals for next year, what would it be?

Borrowing this clever idea from one of my fabulous clients, I want to recommend an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution. Consider that resolutions are about doing. Word is about being, about how you are living. What Word would you like to live into this coming year? Some examples:


Once you have chosen your focus, it will help to define it. What does your Word mean to you? How can you apply it to all areas of your life? Look at: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual; work, home, and play; friends, family, significant other, coworkers, etc. Anything and everything you can think of. Even more, imagine what life will be like as you live your Word. What will change? How will you grow? What will that be like? And how will you know you’ve become what you’ve set out for yourself?

As quickly as time is flying these days, and with all the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it is easy to forget even the most important things. So, how will you stay true to your Word? What reminders and structures can you put into place that will help you keep your focus front and center all year long? Whom can you enlist for support, and how else can you set yourself up for success?

You can still have your “doing” resolutions if there are things you would like to accomplish. And, utilizing this new “lens” will add momentum to whatever you are up to.

Good luck, and may the new year bring you many blessings!