Have you chosen your word for 2020 yet? Choosing a word of the year is becoming a yearly tradition–and for good reason! This word is powerful! It’s a word with deep meaning to remind us of what we want to be and ultimately what we want to accomplish. Sound good? Let’s dig deeper.
How Do I Choose a Word For 2020?
Here’s the thing about the word you choose for the year. When you say that word, you will find it’s something you want to achieve, something you want to be, or even a characteristic you want to have. One of the first things in choosing this word is to know what you want to achieve in your life. What are your goals? When you determine what your goals are, you can relate specific words to them. Words that dig at the grass roots of your situation. A word that is a core component of what you want to become.
Whatever word for 2020 you choose, it’s a word you will want to remind yourself of ALL YEAR. This word is like an anchor for what you want to achieve. When you see the word written out or even spoken, that word is going to be a reminder of what you want. It will reinforce your goal intentions. It is a powerful mantra for you to keep working toward. In essence, it is a powerful motivator.
Keep Your Word In The Forefront
When you have this word for 2020 in mind, you will want to keep it “out there”. You will want it to be visible so that every time you do see it, it will be a reminder of your goal. Let’s say your goal is to lose 25 pounds and that your word is “confidence”. Today, you have had an awesome day. You have made healthy food choices, exercised at the gym after work and was complimented by a friend you haven’t seen in awhile on your weight loss. When you opened up your journal to write about your day’s events, you saw your word “confidence” on the front cover. You realized that your efforts towards your weight loss are indeed working and you do have more confidence! More motivation to keep doing what you are doing.
Having your word visible can also give you much needed encouragement that we need from time to time. We know that things don’t always happen the way we want them to. If in this weight loss example, you gave into a craving for ice cream. Instead of ordering the small cone, you ordered a large one and ended up feeling bloated and in the dumps because you felt you couldn’t control yourself. When you open your laptop at home, you see your word “confidence” in big bold letters as your desktop image. It makes you think about all the other examples of confidence you have instilled in yourself and that this “ice cream incident” is a small blip on the radar only. In truth, “you’ve got this!” Your word in effect, instills confidence that you can overcome this small blip and move forward.
Ideas For Your Word for 2020
Here are a few ideas for words that can be powerful mantras for your 2020
How Can I Get This Word “Out There”?
When you choose your word for 2020, you will want it to be visible to you in your everyday life. You want to have constant reminders of it, so it sticks in your psyche!
Here are a few ways to “get the word out”:
- use it on your desktop, phone and tablet home screens
- be creative. Write out the word and frame it for your desk or bedside stand.
- have the word imprinted on your coffee cup
- have the word on the cover of your journal or its first page.
- journal about what your word means to you
- wear a piece of jewelry with the word as the focal point
- place post-it notes of the word in your most obvious places to look
- create your own word card using a business card template. Keep one in your wallet
- create a word inspired music playlist
- take a selfie and add your word in text
Get 2020 Off To A Great Start
Get 2020 off on the right foot. Start by taking a good look at your life and set some goals for yourself. If you need some help with planning or just getting started, check out my blog post “How To Set Goals for 2020 and Reach Your Pinnacle”. Once you have some goals in mind, think of some words that really resonate with your present situation. A word you would like to achieve, want to be or want to have. Keep your word visible and when you see it, your awareness will kick into gear and the motivation will flow! Once you see how powerful your word for 2020 will be, you will start a yearly tradition! Have a great year in 2020!
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!