What’s your word for 2014?

I posted this question on Facebook at the end of last year and received a lot of wonderful (and inspirational) feedback from those who replied. So I decided it was worth surveying my colleagues once again and offering a repeat performance. . .
What is your word for 2014?

What’s your word for 2014?

Here are some of the words and creative responses my colleagues shared with me (along with links to them on Facebook if you’d like to connect).

Kellie Frazier – My word is “INSPIRE” in all caps.
I=Indulge in what brings joy
N=Necessary to do only that which brings income
S=Sing through the storms and til your heart’s content
P=Point yourself in the right direction
I=Intuitively design your world
R=Rejuvenate when needed
E=Enter the stage fully prepared and loving it

Oma Edoja – For now, mine is “Leadership.” May change! Thanks, by the way, Debra! This can help to define the year.

Patty Farmer – My word is “design” 2014 is all about designing the life I want to lead personally and professionally . . . 2014 is MY year!!

Ava Diamond – Mine is expansion : )

Hazel Walker – My word is Intention…I have created work I love and a life I love but want to be very intentional about everything I do this year. Nothing done out just habit.

Robert Nissenbaum – Family

MJ Jensen – Results

Don Ledbetter – Follow-through

Gaya Zeiter – Positivity

Sue Barnes Porter – LEAP, helping my clients take big leaps, not baby steps! Getting out of their comfort zone and strategically utilizing their talents, gifts, training, and education to fulfill their God-given mission in life!

Michael C. DeShalit – Blessings!

Peggy Kemp – Focus. Being more focused in the present moment – especially when working

Natalie Marie Wheeler – Mine is “Done!”

Mary Murray – Happiness

Joel Comm – Comeback

Jason Nicholas – Ink-spire

Paula d’Andrea – ROCK.. as in Body Rock Breakthrough Program, Rock it out gurl, Time to Rock!

Georgina Sweeney – Limitless

PeggyLee Hanson – More of a theme – financial abundance.

Dorit Sasson – How does one translate getting clear on what you want and going for it into a word? Passion? Action? (My answer in reply to Dorit was “Clarity.”)

Kirsten H. Michel – Said with the zeal & vigor of Mel Gibson’s character in the best scene of Braveheart…FFFRREEEEEDOOMMMMM! Okay, couldn’t pick between that one and RADIANCE! Thanks for asking and getting me thinking about it!

Ay Cee – Mine is “balance.”

Shelly Moreau – Mine is going to be “growth.”

When I asked myself this question, the first word that came to mind was GRATITUDE – grateful everyday for even the smallest of wonders. Since then, the word EMPOWER has also come up for me. In the coming year, I want to empower others to gain exposure for their business, get more clients, succeed in their endeavors and live their dreams!

Family . . . focus . . . happiness. Do any of the above 1-word mantras resonate with you? If not, please share your inspirational word for the new year in the comment section below because I’d love to hear from you.

Feel free to include your Facebook link if you’d like others to connect with you as well.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their word(s). Here’s wishing each and every one of you joy, prosperity and sweet success in the new year.

Debra Jason

Marketing & writing with heart, not hype at at The Write Direction
A recipient of the “Creative Person of the Year” award, Debra educates and empowers creative solopreneurs and enthusiastic business owners to create a lifestyle business that provides them with the flexibility, fun and freedom to do what they love. She also inspires you to communicate your marketing message in a way that captivates and converts your prospects into loyal, raving fans - even if you have been struggling with how to transform your ideas into words in the past.

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  1. My word is Truth! Even though I live this word everyday, I have realized that I was also allowing “half-truths” to the world. Why? So I could portray an image of confidence. Today and going forward, I will live this word completely and fully. If I cannot be truthful, then I cannot be me.

    Love and blessings,
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  2. I believe mine is growth. I want to grow financially, spiritually and I want to grow my programs and how I can help others.

    I am excited to see what will come of all of this! I feel like I keep hearing focus too. I really want to be laser focused and true to who I am and how I can help others.

    I loved seeing so many other words up there! I feel truly inspired!
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    • Shay, “Growth” is a good one and, as you can see, you’re not alone in choosing that word. I’m glad to see you were inspired by this blog post. It’s a wonderful thing to share our inspiration with others.

  3. Best-Seller (is that 2?) I guess I need an editor! LOL
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  4. Hi Debra, I’ve actually been mulling this over the last week or so. I chose consistency (because I am not consistent at all!)

    Then reading a blog a few days ago, there was a list of words. The idea was to let the word choose you, what word leapt out? For me that was courage – and the two words are intericonnected. I’m not consistent because I allow fear to stand in my way.

    Have a fabulous Christmas and all the best for the New Year Debra 🙂
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    • Hi Jan, nice to see you here. I like how you connected the two words that came up for you. Here’s to blossoming – personally & professionally – as you courageously conquer your fears.
      Wishing you a joyful and loving holiday season.

  5. Excellent. I wrote about my word on my blog. My word is EXPLOSIVE!! Thanks Debra.
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  6. I think my word is perhaps more of a course of action…Healing. I have some very deep rooted inner child issues that have surfaced only recently and need some love and healing. Lovely post! <3
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  7. My word for 2014 would be “Gratitude.” Mostly because I am learning to not only to be grateful for the wonderful positive thugs that happen in my life, but just as grateful for the “seemingly” negative things that happen during my journey of life. And to remember to treat them as lessons and pull the goodness out of them so that I can continue to create joy and happiness.

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    • Gratitude is one of my words as well Denise. I like your attitude about drawing from the “seemingly negative” happenings in your life and looking at the lessons there are to learn from them.
      Wishing you a joyful new year. Thanks.

  8. Grit.

    Angela Duckworth has defined it in her TED talk from last April as a “combination of passion and perseverance – sticking with your future – life is a marathon, not a sprint”.
    Thanks for asking, nice to meet you, Debra.
    Happy 2014!


  9. michele c. says:

    Hi Debra.
    Sorry, I have two words:

    “UP” as in “Keep Looking Up!”
    “Forward” as in “Keep moving forward!” They comprise my theme for this year. I choose to forget what is behind me (much of which had me looking down), look UP so I can see the hills ahead and move FORWARD because standing still is stagnation and moving backward is not allowed (besides, I’ve come too far to turn back now). 🙂

    Thanks Debra.

    Looking up and moving forward,


  10. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY New Year, Debra!

    My 2014 word? “Exhale”

    Personal and professional stressors have kept me in an extended breath-holding state for what feels like an eternity.

    This year …
    I’m going to stop counting scars and start counting stars! 🙂
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    • I love that saying Melanie. Here’s to letting go (inhaling & exhaling are both required) and counting the stars. Now’s the time to let your brilliant light shine and live your dream.
      Happy new year and may all good things flow in your path.

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