As an Entrepreneur and Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay, I understand how important it is to set goals and have a clear vision for the future.

One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to select a word for the year that will guide your daily decisions and help you achieve your goals.

In this article, I’ll share my personal experience with you and how I’ve used this technique to achieve my own success.

Step 1: Clarifying Your Priorities with a Personal Mission Statement

Clarifying your priorities is the first step in selecting your word for 2023. Your personal mission statement or word phrase should help you focus on what is significant to you. It’s a way to remind yourself of your objectives and what you want to accomplish. “Empowering Women to Achieve Their Dreams” is my personal mission statement. I believe in the power of uplifting and supporting women as a Mary Kay consultant, and this phrase guides my daily decisions and actions.

Step 2: Using Your Word to Paint a Picture of the Future

The second step is to select a word that evokes a vision of the future. This word should inspire you and assist you in visualizing your goals. It should be visible throughout your home as a constant reminder of where you are going. For example, “Unleash” is my word for 2023. I envision myself breaking free from any constraints and realizing my full potential. This word is written on post-it notes throughout my house, car, and phone to remind me to stay focused on my goal.

Step 3: Motivating Yourself to Pursue Your Goal

The third step is to choose a word that will inspire you to pursue your goal. Your word should influence your daily decisions and keep you focused on your goals. “Unleash” reminds me not only to break free from limitations, but also to take action and make the most of every opportunity. Every day, I remind myself to live up to my full potential and to use my skills and abilities to help other women.

Step 4: Giving God Glory with Your Word

The fourth step is to select a word that glorifies God. It could be a word associated with a bible verse or something you can use to bless others. Intentional living, I believe, is about focus and making each day count toward your goals and dreams. “Unleash” serves as a reminder to me to use my talents and abilities to serve others and bring glory to God.

Step 5: Selecting a Word That Speaks to Your Heart

The final step is to select a word that speaks to you. It should have meaning for you and motivate you to achieve your personal best. “Unleash” is a meaningful word in my life because it reminds me of the potential we all have to achieve our goals and dreams. It motivates me to be my best self and to help other women reach their full potential.

Finally, choosing a word for the year is a powerful tool for focusing on your goals and achieving success. I hope my personal experience has inspired you to select your own word for 2023 and to realize your full potential.

Remember that anything is possible with the right word! So what’s your word going to be this year?