Each year, I try to choose one word that serves as my motto, or mantra, if you will.
It helps frame my year with intention and purpose, and I always learn some good lessons along the way, too.
In the past, I’ve chosen a variety of words:
I’ve also chosen happiness, gratitude, faith, and hope.
Each week, as I think about what that words means, or how I can apply it in certain situations, it helps me stay focused on something that not only shifts my mindset in a better direction, but helps me be a better person.
I typically have a word in mind for the following year by the time November rolls around. Only I was struggling to come up with something for 2019. Then, my husband and I were on a long road-trip and were talking about the possibilities. At the same time, we both said “brave!” and that’s when it felt right.
So for 2019, my guiding word is “Brave.”
I’m excited at the prospect of the lessons I’ll learn and the places I’ll go being brave this year!
How about you?
Do you pick a word for the year or a saying?
Happy New Year to you all!