I started using a word of the year back in 2013. Below are my previous year words:
- 2019 – Wondering
- 2018 – Action
- 2017 – Gratitude
- 2016 – Purpose
- 2015 – Focus
- 2014 – Deliberate
- 2013 – #NoLimit
I remember making strides each year, in many cases because of my word of the year.
In 2013 I broke into new markets, 2014 I worked harder at new goals, 2015 I started ignoring the wrong stuff, 2016 I became even clearer at my business purpose, 2017 I added more volunteer activities to my calendar, 2018 I kept moving forward and in 2019 I started looking at new ideas for my business.
For 2020 I know I need a word that will help me keep up the focus, momentum, and activities. I’ve been pondering two words.
Amplify & Growth
As I pondered these two words a big difference came to mind.
Amplify provides for the opportunity to decline as with volume control.
Growth makes me think of the big Redwood trees in California.
Growth is what we all want, at least in our professional lives, careers, businesses, and our relationships. Growth of our investments would be a great thing as well.
I want my skills to grow.
I want my networks to grow.
I want my relationships to grow.
I want our business opportunities to grow.
I want our investments to grow.
I want our business to grow.
I think Growth is a great Mantra, ie Word of the Year for 2020.
What do you think? Do you have a word of the year that guides you in your steps?