I don’t know about you, but the internet’s plethora of how-to articles on new year goal setting sends me into a self-doubting panic. I want to keep moving forward in the direction of self-improvement, but what shiny new approach is the right fit? After consuming advice from various time management, lifestyle and entrepreneurial gurus, I settled on a new-for-me life-improvement approach for my 2017: the 3 words.
In business coach Chris Brogan‘s weekly newsletter this past Sunday — which neatly coincided with New Year’s Day — he revealed his 3 words for the coming year, an annual practice he’s maintained for over ten years. The simple clarity of 3 words that can function like an internal calibrator over the span of the next twelve months really appealed to me. As someone who gets excited about too many projects than is humanly possible to execute, I thought a 3-word touchpoint might keep me in line. And so I committed to my own that feel like a good fit, that can function as a theme for my coming year:
HOME — Because redefining what home means to me is part of my reinvention.
EXPRESS — Speak up. Open that throat chakra! Do not let my silence be someone else’s comfort.
COMPLETE — Wrap up unfinished projects and follow through to the finish anything begun anew. This includes everything — from business-building to crafting and homemaking.
What about you? How do you like to freshen up your life for a new year?