Last year was the first year I picked a focus word for myself. I found the process of selecting my word, and the year spent focused on it, were beneficial. My goal last year was to find a word that helped me grow as a leader (at work) and grow healthier (personally). I chose mindfulness for a variety of reasons and loved developing the habits of being more mindful throughout 2015.
As I began to contemplate what my word might be for 2016, the idea of a growth mindset came to mind. I again began my reflection thinking that I wanted a word that could apply to work or personal life goals. Mindset felt like it would do the job, but it didn’t feel just right.
I used Susannah Conway’s prompts, and I spend a few days really considering what I wanted for myself in 2016. It was during a fun weekend away in Ojai, CA (a fun place to visit if you ever get the chance!) that I found my word, my focus, the word to help define my goals for 2016.
According to Merriam- Webster dictionary, rejuvenate means:
- to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again
- to give new strength or energy to (something)
It is really that second definition that rings true for me this year. I want to give new strength and energy to myself- personally and professionally. I hope that by focusing on rejuvenate throughout the year, I will find that strength and energy and will then cultivate it in those around me. I look forward to another great year!
What is your word or your goals for 2016?