My Guiding Word for 2023

Like New Year’s resolutions I used to set one focus word as compass for the year. Words such as ‘compassion’, ‘intention’, gratitude’, ‘consistency’, ‘strength’, ‘posture’, ‘commitment’.., you get the drift.
This year, however, I decided to change it up because I realized something big: while working with one word as focus for my actions, I found myself often stuck and not empowered enough by the one direction this word offered.

This year I decided on a word that reminds me of a constant process, a cyclic move that nurtures growth by the equilibrium of moving forward no matter the challenge ahead.

Here’s what I came up with as my focus word for 2023…

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How do you feel about this? Does it inspire you?

I’m in my mid-fifties and pretty much a fire-personality. Being stuck or stagnant does not feed my Soul. Over the years I’ve learned that not all moving-forward-actions are beneficial if they are too linear in oversight.

In fact, I often felt blindsided by the ripple effects coming back to me, hurting, confusing and slowing down my progress.

I learned that keeping a 360 view in preparation of my actions minimized the ripple effects or made them a planned part of my progress. No major surprises, detours or painful experiences were the result. And I love it!

To no surprise I worked on refining that process and, in its simplest form, R.O.A.R. describes it perfectly. The longer, more detailed version is ‘The ke.i Method: Own the CHANGE You Desire’. It’s the formula I use to get to the next level of experiencing my life, every year a little bit greater.

What is your focus word for 2023?
And do you use a singular one or an abbreviation like R.O.A.R.?

Share with me and other readers in the comments. It’s a great way to be supportive and get inspired too.

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Published by Kerstin [the key] Ide

Hello, I'm Kerstin--GenX rebel, bohemian💜 and quirky middle ager (hello 54!) I'm the founder of 'The ke.i Method', a 5-Step Master Guide to Champion CHANGE, New Beginnings & Aging Beautiful. In my courses I teach the secrets to the universal laws of personal evolution, empowering those seeking to improve and elevate their life experiences with simple guides to succeed in their goals and mission. Are you ready? Join the journey!

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