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?