“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
The New Year – most people try to jam it full of resolutions. All the things you are going to do. All the things you are no longer going to do.
It’s become quite vogue-ish to create lists of resolutions for the key areas of your life. A list for finances, family, health, spirituality, matters of the heart, interests and hobbies, professional and personal development.
I don’t know about you, but for me that’s a little exhausting.
And another thing…
How am I ever going to remember all of those resolutions in my ‘key’ areas?
This year, I’ve ditched the resolutions. Instead I’m going with a far simpler system. I’ve narrowed my resolutions down to one word.
Every time I think of that word I am reminded of my intentions for 2013. I can hold that word up and use it to evaluate almost all of my actions, so that I can determine if I am moving towards or away from the energy of this word, this quality I want more of in my life.
My personal Power Word in 2013 is HEALTH. Now let’s work out what your word is.
Finding your Power Word for 2013 is simply a matter of exploring what’s important to you. Is there a recurrent theme in your life you’d like to put more attention to, an area you’d like to shine in, or a dream that never gets air time?
Use the following Questions to help you arrive at your own Power Word or Power Phrase ( a Power Phrase has more than one word!)
- What’s the one key area of your life, that if you put purpose, passion and action to, would move you to a better place by the year’s end? Only choose one area. If you actually make all the change and improvement you need before the year is finished you can give yourself a well-deserved break, or choose another word!
- If you had this change in your life, what would your life look like?
- Write a list of positive words and phrases that embody for you the quality, activities, knowledge and actions of this key area. Is there one simple word or phrase that sums up this energy for you?
Once you have your Power Word, commit it to memory. Write it in your diary. Place it on post-it-notes around your house, make it your screen saver – in short immerse yourself in this word, and the meaning of this word for you.
Let this one word remind you about what’s important to you this year. Let this one word help you transform your life!