Every year when January 1st rolls around the internet simply explodes:
How to be healthier this year,
How to be wealthier this year,
You must follow this advice,
Don’t ever follow this advice,
How to break free of your insecurities,
How to make resolutions,
Don’t ever make resolutions,
and, of course,
How to do social media better,
How to massively increase your email list this year,
How to finally create funnels,
and on and on and on and on and on and on….
Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for clean slates and fresh beginnings. For crying out loud – I moved from New York City to Kentucky last year! I’m the poster child for new starts.
But can we agree – America’s insatiable desire for self-help has gone a little overboard?
This non-stop stream of expert tips and heartfelt advice is mind-numbing after a while.
BUT something wonderful happened this morning. A blog post appeared in my news stream that stopped me in my tracks. It is Dianne Moore’s brilliant article:
A Word to Shape 2017
I clicked on the link and that’s when I discovered Dianne’s approach to the start of each new year. On New Year’s Eve, she will choose one word – and that one word will shape her entire year.
What a concept! What simple genius!
Imagine, one word that reminds you every single day all year long of what you truly want to accomplish.
One word that brings you back to you.
One word that straightens you out when you’re off-kilter.
One word that insulates you from the lure of bright shiny
new objects (that you don’t need).
One word so deeply embedded in your heart and soul it’s like a mantra – there for you whenever you need it.
My 2017 word found me before I finished reading the post.
So, I am sharing Dianne’s post with all of you. I copied an excerpt. Click the link below to read the rest of the post on her blog – it’s short and powerful.
Maybe you will find one word to be your beacon in 2017, too.
A Word to Shape 2017
by Dianne Moore
“Every New Year’s Eve, I pick a word to help guide me through the year. This word serves as both a business and a personal beacon. Last year, my word was Joyful, the year before, it was Savor, and before that it was Bold. You get the picture…” Click here to read the rest.