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What's Your Word?


Whether you're in the group that enjoys the challenge of new year's resolutions or abstains from them entirely based on principle, you likely have an opinion about setting goals for yourself for the sake one full earth revolution.


What's the alternative? Pick a word for the year. I've known several people who have done this in years past and more often than not, it seems to work out well. In fact, one January three years ago, someone once joked that their word for the year 2020 was "focus." In retrospect, that sounds HILARIOUS instead of just very cheesy. The joke was apparently on all of us, little did we know. This is the beauty of choosing a word for the year instead of a particular challenge that might not align at all with what is actually within reach as accomplishments go. The future is unknown and because of that, we humans in our naive human state might benefit from staying adaptive and fluid with our goals. This is where having a word for the year works out better than "I want to lose some weight" or "I want to make more money." Perhaps your strongest desire is reduced to a single word that can take on many meanings.