9 out of 10 people will fail with their resolutions.
50% of resolution makers will fail by the end of January.
But One Word sticks!
That's why 11 years I ago I stopped making New Year's resolutions and started picking One Word for the upcoming year. No resolutions, no goals... just One Word that gives meaning, mission, passion and purpose. One Word that will help me be my best.
My friends Dan Britton and Jimmy Page have been doing this for over 20 years. They told me how every New Year's Eve they gathered with their children and each came up with a word. Then they made paintings of their words that hung in their houses to remind them to live their word for the year.
I was inspired and started doing it with my family and shared it with everyone.
My words over the years have been: PURPOSE, SURRENDER, SERVE, PRAY, RISE, FORGIVE, STILL, CONNECTED, EXPAND, HEART and ABIDE.
Each word has molded and shaped me to become a better person, father, husband, writer, communicator and leader. Looking back I know my One Word chose me more often than I chose it.
Dan, Jimmy and I wrote a book One Word that Will Change Your Life a few years ago and we've heard incredible stories of impact from countless people, schools, sports teams and companies that have discovered the power of One Word. Several college teams put their One Words on their lockers and practice shirts. NFL and NBA teams chose their words for the season and talked about them before games. Schools made t-shirts with all their teacher's One Words. Hendrick BMW even made a One Word car!
This is a great exercise to do with your kids and students too, which is why we also wrote One Word for Kids.
You may not have any idea what your word is yet. That's okay. We have some time to figure it out. As part of this process I want to invite you to join me and thousands of people who will choose a word for the year in 2022.
I’ll guide you through the process. All you have to do is sign up for the free One Word Challenge.