Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Word of the Year 2010

Christine Kane has a better idea for resolutions. Rather than preparing a long list of vague things to do, she suggests choosing one word to set the tone for the year, and to use as your intention for the year.

Last year, I chose Improvement. However, I didn't really follow through with focusing on the word throughout the year. Did I enjoy any improvements? Sure; but probably not as many as if I'd really focused on it.

This year is different. For the past several days, I've been writing down words trying to hone in on the ONE WORD that will lay the foundation for the changes I need most in my life, the changes that will propel me into the now that I wish to experience.

Several words are on the list: courage, brave, now, re/solved, focus... but none of them really hit home. I needed a word that encompassed every area that needs an overhaul: finances, clutter, decision-making, plans for my future, the path I'm on, removing obstacles—to name a few. How could one word sum up the change needed?

And then I found it.


It's a verb, an adverb, a noun. The path can be clear. I can make clear decisions, have a crystal clear idea about my future. The clutter can be cleared. Clear sailing. Clear a lot of money in a deal. Clear, focused thinking. Joe Vitale talks about "clearing" limiting beliefs before setting intentions. Clear has so many variations, and they all apply to my life.

I looked it up on dictionary.com, and the definitions are astounding. Too lengthy to post here—if you're curious, here's the link to the entry.

Yes. My word for 2010 is CLEAR. It's the clear choice.