My three wordsEach year, I select three words to guide me during the year. It’s part resolution and part intentionality.

Ask yourself, “What words will guide me to plan ahead, respond to circumstances, weather the bumps and achieve key milestones? Or maybe simply to generate satisfaction in my work-life.”

For 2016, my three words are:

  1. Thoughtful—Taking the time to think even more deeply about people, problems, and opportunities.
  2. Creative—Not just innovation in my work, but also using drawing and painting to stimulate my mind.
  3. Connected—Staying in touch with the people in my work and personal life, even if only for a 20-minute catch-up.

I write my three words on a post-it note and stick it on my computer monitor. That note becomes a gentle reminder of my commitment for the year.

If you are interested, here are my three words for 2015 and 2014.

What are your three words for this year?