Word of the Year is one of the many tools we use to keep us laser-focused on our goals. The right word can help you make choices, so you stay in alignment with your end goals. It can help you navigate each day by helping you prioritize based on your chosen Word. It can help you maintain clarity so you can stay on track.

How to Choose Your Word

This is a very personal process and there are things to consider and many ways to come up with your Word. Close your eyes and imagine your “perfect life”. How does it look and feel? Think about last year, what held you back? What is something that you would like to overcome? Look at different areas of your life and the goals you have set for them, is there a common thread? Start writing out words that come to mind, then go over the list and start narrowing it down, say each word out loud. What words strike a chord with you. Trust your gut with this.

Once you get down to 5-10 words, look at them through all aspects of your life, each of the goal areas, eliminate the words that don’t work with all areas.

How to Use Your Word

Post it everywhere: mirrors, screensaver, fridge, bedside tables, office, in your wallet, etc. Consider it your mission for the year to live by your Word. Before making a decision, consult your Word. Is the decision in alignment with it? Check-in with yourself at the end of the week, are you living your Word? Did you make good decisions based on your Word?


  1. Download the Word of The Year Workbook found in the Materials section.
  2. Complete it and be ready to share with our community.



Word of The Year Workbook