It’s the first day….better yet, the first Monday of the new year and I couldn’t think of a better time to urge you to choose a power word to reflect your goal of self-improvement for the new year. Around this time, people reflect on the past year and envision the promise for greatness to come. The most successful people write down their goals, thoughts, and ideas to manifest the power of the law of attraction. Oprah explains, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe”. Back in 2013, I asked readers of She Makes Cents to share one word to reflect their personal goals/resolutions/vision for the year ahead and the response I got was inspiring. Since this, I have asked the same questions to readers every year on the first day of the New Year. With every 365 days that go by, we evolve and our needs, wants, and aspirations change. That being said, it is important to create a foundational vision with a “power word” to help guide the path ahead. Looking back at my earlier words, I remember where I was in my life, what was important, and what I needed to work on. In 2013 my word was balance. Then came focus (2014), passion (2015), bravery (2016), and intention (2017). For 2018, I chose “Declutter” as my power word. By definition, the act of decluttering requires one to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, and complications. It also requires you to organize and prioritize your commitments and material possessions. The word “declutter” is one that I will apply to every area of my life in a mental, physical, and spiritual sense. I will take this year as an opportunity to declutter my finances, organize my career goals and execute those ideas, and rid my space of disorder. Back in 2011, researchers from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute studied what happens how the brain processes clutter.
When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment.
I have never been so excited to apply a power word to my year and this one is all-encompassing to severals areas of my life. I know many people do not do resolutions anymore, but I still do. Now that I have my word of the year, I can create resolutions where I can clarify my goals and visions while ridding and mess and disorder that may negatively impact my money, career, or lifestyle.
7 thoughts on “Monday Motivation | What ONE Power Word Reflects Your Vision for 2018?”
My word for the year is ORGANIZE. I have so much in my life that needs to be organized right now. Moving into a new house, dealing with the finances for that and I have a student loan and vehicle loan that I would love to pay down as quickly as possible.
Hi Leigh, thank you for your comment. “Organize” is a VERY powerful word. I hope this is your year for all of that.
Disciplined and Committed….On a another note where can I find the 2018 money challenge?
Hey Tisha! I hope you have been well. I added you to the SMC Money Tribe group on Facebook. There you will be able to sign up for the 2018 Money Tribe. Once you do that, the 2018 challenge will be emailed to you.
My word for this year is ACHIEVE. I have many goals this year; academic, personal, career-wise, business-wise and residential-wise. 2017 has been a year of planning, resourcing, habit tracking and goal-setting; the logical approach this year has to be ACHIEVEMENT. However, I am not using the noun, rather the verb as this denotes Action.
I’m excited to start the 2018 journey!!
Patricia, what stood out the most to me about your comment is that you made a conscious effort to track your habits and set goals in preparation for the new year. Making those things a priority puts you that much closer to ACHIEVE your goals this year. Thank you for sharing!