Recently, I heard a podcaster select a word to define what he wants to accomplish in the new year. A single word is hard to choose, but it’s also easy to remember. I think of it as a simple mission statement for your year. Every time you run into a place of indecision, ask yourself if it matches up with your word.
Last year, my word was, “Failure,” because I wanted a chance to stretch my discomfort with failing. Every time I had an opportunity to fail such as submitting a story to a publication, I did it. I was successful. 2018 was full of failures. From that, I received surprising gifts of self awareness, and compassion.
This year, my word is, “Bold.” I want to take risks in 2019 so that I can make changes and live an authentic life.
What would be your word for the new year?
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