Set a Word of the Year for 2017

Set a Word Of the Year for 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, it is most definitely time to ramp up thinking about what we want to achieve in 2017.

And for me, that means the chance to define what I want to achieve in the coming year by setting a word for the year to guide me.

I do want 2017 to be an awesome year in which I achieve lots, but awesome just isn’t very measurable so it needs to be something else.

So what to set for this coming year…

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Resolutions or Goals?

Let me start by asking you a question.

Are you a resolutions person or a goals person?

resolutions or goals

If you are not quite sure which one applies to you, here are some examples to help you decide

Resolution:
Goal:
I am going to blog consistently this year
I am going to publish 1 blog post every week this year.

Myself, I think resolutions are a bit woolly in definition. What exactly does “consistently” mean? How I am going to know if I have achieved it?

It will therefore not surprise you to know that I prefer goals. They are measurable. I can see very easily whether I am achieving them or not.

One of my goals for the year is indeed to publish 1 post every week on this very blog. This post is theĀ 1st of 52 that I will write and publish this year.

The fact that you are reading this means I can put a small tick against my goal progress. Being able to track the goal is importantĀ to me and I know it will spur me on to continue throughout the year.

What do you think? Is it resolutions or goals for you? Or would you completely disagree with my thinking?

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