My One Word for 2017 and Beyond Featured
It's becoming a tradition for me to begin thinking about in at the beginning of December. As the days get closer to the end of the month, a myriad of emotions ensue ranging from hopfulness, passion, and to excitement, nevousness, and doubt. For the past two years, I have participated in the One Word Challenge, and choosing next year's One Word hasn't been easy.
The One Word Challenge is for leaders to identify one word they will use for the next year that helps to anchor them in stretching and reaching for something more. At first, I thought it was a fad with people creating graphics of their word, posting them on social media for a few weeks, and then it disappearing - no different than 99% of New Year's Resolutions out there. But, the challenge has been pivotal in my personal growth not only as a leader but a person in all areas.
Last year, I instituted some leadership defiance and went with two words - Not Yet. In the wake of the growth mindset craze, I wanted something to provoke me to not be comfortable and settle with my current state and limitations. Over the course of the year, these two words stayed in my heart and on my lips when I was confronted with trials or roadblocks that did took me out of my comfort zone.