Your one word of the year

In 2013, Fast Company published an article on choosing one word to focus on that year.  Never mind New Year’s Resolutions but one word, one purpose, one driver to focus on for the year.

Similar to my personal BHAGs, I adopted this one word idea for personal use.  2013’s theme was focus and 2014 theme is gratitude.  Both shaped how I was going to approach situations, events, and commitments for the year – both personally and professionally.

To come up with my word, I often go through the following activities:


  • What were some of my favorite memories from this year?
  • What could I have done better?
  • Which BHAGs did I complete this year and which ones did I miss?


  • What are some of my in-the-works, draft BHAGs for the coming year?
  • What do I have planned?
  • What do I want to learn?

My word of the year also shapes what ends up going on my personal BHAG list.

I want 2015 to be something big and life-changing.  My one word for 2015?

I can’t wait to see what fearless brings in 2015.  What’s YOUR one word of the year?


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