Each year I choose one word that I can apply throughout the year to all situations. I use it to keep me grounded, motivated and committed to my goals.

Author Jon Gordon wrote a book, One Word that Will Change your Life, about his process of applying this principle, which is how I got started. I’ve been choosing a word for about 10 years now and each year, as I contemplate the new word, I find that I am exploring the “what’s possible” side of my brain. It is exciting to set new goals and plan how to achieve them. I look forward to facing forward with enthusiasm and courage. And on the days when I might not be feeling so chipper and courageous, I can rely on remembering why I chose this particular word. In the past, I have chosen the words authentic, courageous, bold, health, and many others.

As I write this article, I have yet to finalize the word for 2023, but will do so very soon! I invite you to consider what you might choose to help guide your new year of adventures. What would you like to achieve this year?

Listen to what Jon Gordon has to say about this concept.