I was reading an article by Robert V. Taylor in which he encourages people to choose the word "courage" as their word for 2018. I like his idea of choosing a word as a special motto for the year. Brené Brown would agree with his choice of "courage" as a good word. She explains how the root word for courage is cor – which is also the Latin root word for heart. An early meaning of courage was "the capacity to speak about everything on your heart by speaking your mind."
In other words, courageous people speak their minds in a heartfelt way; to be heartfelt about life is to be courageous enough to speak your mind.
Although I love that word courage, for you there might be another word that resonates best for this year. It might be collaboration, or healthy, or transformation, or any other word that has a special meaning for you and that you want to focus on.
The reason why choosing a word as your focus is kind of magical is because as you think in your heart, you become. If you read, meditate, plan, and take action around your chosen word, you will see yourself making changes and becoming more like your chosen word.
Let's say you choose the word diversity. Will you allow yourself to seek out someone, or even several people, whom you do not know; possibly people you know only as a stereotype? Someone from a different religion or political affiliation; someone whose race or culture is different than yours? Your word could lead you to meet and engage in a heartfelt way and thereby begin to know the person. You will then replaces a stereotype and caricature with a real fellow human being.
I encourage you to choose a word as your word for 2018. I would love for you to write in the comments what word you chose and why. Then, notice the subtle shifts in your life. Notice new delight in life and joy in your encounters. Your heartfelt word will open new windows for you. You will be thinking, speaking and acting with your word as focus.
Be prepared for your word to lead you into a rich and more textured life!
Happy New Year 2018!!
If you happened to choose the word change or transformation as your word, I have good news for you. I have opened registration for my 2018 “RESET your brain for success” one day intensive. The intensive day will happen on January 7. During this 6+ hours LIVE online event, I will share with you best advice, cutting–edge research and proven strategies...so you can RESET your brain to work in CONGRUENCE with your whole brain and heart to help you achieve your goals. We will use a hands-on laboratory practical style and you will start moving forward immediately!
You will not only learn how to RESET your mind, I will take you by the hand and show you how it works. You will get away from limiting beliefs, and learn to think and act like a successful professional so you can develop the habits of mind that will let you craft the business and life you want.
But here is the thing. Because this is a very "hands on" intensive, I'm opening this intensive day only to 21 persons. If you want to be able to get one of the coveted seats, you need to act IMMEDIATELY. To find out more about the program and register, simply CLICK HERE.