Three words will govern my year. Simple, powerful. Just 3.
This is how you and I can make 2017 our year. It’s how we’ll accomplish a ton in a short amount of time.
By picking three words.
Choose 3 Words to Power Your Year.
We pick 3 words for the year. Like a mantra. A vision. A course of action. A way of changing our lives and maybe help change the world.
It’s a simple concept. Just pick 3 words and use them to guide your year.
- Don’t pick 5 or 10. That’s too many. It won’t work.
- Don’t pick 1. There isn’t enough there.
- Don’t pick phrases. Cut to the chase.
3 words. Here’s how Chris Brogan describes it:
The idea behind there being three words (and not five or seven or one) is that you can create a kind of “triangulation” between three words, such that they can stand alone and work together.
A trinity. It totally makes sense. Words that dance with one another, inform one another, transform one another.
I went into that last year, but it’s mostly this:
We need to have words. Words we can draw from. Words which describe and enliven our hopes and sense of direction.
My Previous 3 Words
Since I only started last year, I only have one year to go on:
2016 – Enjoy, Excite, Evangelize
But for more inspiration, check out Chris Brogan, who has been at it for 12 years now.
My 3 words for 2017
Last year was pretty natural for me, as these fit with my plans. This year, I’m committing to the priority I have for my life and work.
Gather – A reminder that my ministry is focused on gathering people for worship. It also serves to remind me that I am not to be alone.
Lead – I am also called to lead. Most of my training has encouraged me to be reactive rather than to lead: worrying about fire-fighting more than fire-starting.
Play – Have fun. With friends and family. With strangers and baristas. I can be so intense that I forget to enjoy myself; or encourage others to enjoy themselves, too.
Pretty simple, eh?
What are your 3 Words?
If you want to learn more about the project or want to read about Chris Brogan’s history with 3 Words, visit his site at chrisbrogan.com. Share your 3 Words with him, with me, and with the internet with the hashtag #my3words.