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The Word of the Year

Your Guiding Light

As the new year approaches, many of us reflect on the past and set goals for the future. Instead of specific resolutions, I've adopted the tradition of choosing a guiding word for the year. This practice has shaped how I approach life's challenges and opportunities throughout the year.

In 2017, my word was "GOAL." Amid loss and triumph, honoring my father's legacy, I set, trained for, and achieved a challenging goal—a Spartan Sprint. In 2018, "COURAGE" guided me as I started my consulting practice while also facing personal challenges. Last year, "SHAPE" represented my desire to re-shape my environment, marked by selling my long-time home and moving to a new community.

Entering 2024, my chosen word is "YES." Inspired by a recent fitness and yoga retreat, I identified with the leader’s invitation to say "Yes" to opportunities, even when disguised as challenges. It's a small word which carries with it great power and vast possibilities if we are willing to confront discomfort and uncertainty with open hearts and minds. Growth often lies just beyond our comfort zones and saying "Yes" aligns with the belief that regrets stem from missed opportunities.

By selecting "YES" as my word, I commit not only to setting goals but to embracing unforeseen opportunities. Embrace the power of your choices and let the spirit of "Yes" lead you to a year of endless possibilities and growth.


What is your word that will guide your 2024 journey?

LinkedIn Blog, 2024

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