What’s Your Word of the Year? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 573

Have you chosen your word of the year yet? As an advocate for intentional growth, I find immense value in selecting a distinct word each year. This word isn’t just a label; it’s a guiding beacon, providing clarity, focus, and direction. It synchronizes your priorities, decisions, and actions, aligning them with your overarching goals.

Building on the momentum from last week’s “Creating Your Best Year Ever Checklist,” I propose that choosing your word of the year is just as crucial for setting the stage for a remarkable year.

What Should Your Word Achieve?

  • Focus: It brings clarity and direction, cutting through the noise.
  • Motivation: Serving as a mantra, it reinvigorates you, particularly in challenging times.
  • Reflection: It fosters introspection, encouraging you to look inward and outward.
  • Mobilize: It propels you from inertia into action.
  • Instantiation: It simplifies complexities and minimizes distractions.

How to Choose Your Word of the Year?

  • Reflect on the Previous Year: Assess the highs and lows. What succeeded, and what lessons were learned?
  • Paint Success: Define what an extraordinary year would look like for you.
  • Spark Excitement: Think about what energizes you, infusing vibrancy and enthusiasm into your life and business.
  • Brainstorm: Jot down words that resonate with your reflections and aspirations. Narrow them down and select the one that truly motivates and resonates with you.
  • Share Your Word: Make it known. This not only solidifies your commitment but could also inspire others.
  • Review Regularly: Keep your word visible and integrated into your daily life.

This word is more than a concept; it’s a transformative force in both your personal life and business ventures.

And yes, you’re probably curious about my word of the year.

“Aristotle once insightfully remarked, “Virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions.” This profound thought deeply resonated with me, and it influenced my selection of this year’s word, which is


Now, I’d love to hear yours. Share your word with us and let’s embark on this journey together.

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