For the past couple of years, I have chosen three key words which become my focus for the following year, a concept introduced to me by Chris Brogan.
The idea behind this is to form a focus around how to base your decisions and their alignment with your longer term goals, so that you don’t drift off track.
My words for this year, as you can see were courage, discipline and fun. (yes I know discipline is misspelled in the picture, blame it on the wine at the time)
All in all I tried to keep these words at the forefront of my mind when faced with choices, and yes I’ve drawn on courage and discipline heavily this year. Fun probably could of got a bigger slice of the action, but overall the words seemed destined to be a good fit for the events of 2012.
As we’re coming close to the end of 2012, its time to start thinking about next years words, and what the focus will be on.
I wanted to share this with you to get you thinking about doing an exercise like this for yourself. Pick your theme words for the year, just three of them, and stick them up big and bold so they are there as a constant reminder of the commitment you have made to yourself. Oh yeah and try to get the spelling right
If you’d like to share you words, let me know in the comments below. If not, that’s just fine and dandy too. But maybe you’d like to share this idea with your friends, and give them a kick start into 2013 with some powerful focus.