My 3 words for 2017

As we recover from the celebrations of New Year’s eve and come to the start of 2017, people all over the world are writing lists of goals for the year or thinking about resolutions for personal change for the year. All too often, these fall by the wayside within the first few weeks of the year. I’ll blog about how to make changes you want to achieve stick, later on this year.

However, for the past few years, I have followed a slightly different path, as recommended by Chris Brogan. He is a business strategist; author of 9 books and works with some of the biggest global brands. He uses a “3 word” approach to setting goals and to help set a pathway for the year.

As he says; “We choose three words so that you can use them for triangulation. One word seems to fade away from our memory too quickly. Two words sets our brain up to think of “this or that” kinds of logic. Three words gives us a way to think about the situations in our lives from many dimensions.”

So what are my 3 words for 2017 and what do they mean to me?

Embrace – 2017 is going to be a year of change, both at work and personally. I know it and rather than be a passenger, I need to embrace the changes, hence the word

Write – Thanks to my brother who suggested it; this year, I aim to write every day. Maybe, just short notes to myself. Perhaps a diary of events. Or poetry, prose or just my thoughts. I aim to continue to post blogs every week, with the goal to post on a Monday.

Pilates – I was going to choose “Balance” as my third word, thinking about trying to create a more balanced view of my life, but I already feel I am moving in that direction. Instead, I want to get much fitter and more flexible. For example, I have never been able to touch my toes! I was introduced to pilates by a dear friend at work and have been trying it out over Christmas and have enjoyed the exercise. 

So there we go. I’ll check in on progress in a month’s time and let you know how I am doing.

To check out Chris Brogan and his 2017 3 words, go to:




One thought on “My 3 words for 2017

  1. I like the 3 words concept! Mine for 2016 were to be Brave, Vulnerable, & Daring- it was a great/challenging year, & I think I’m going to use the same 3 words again 🙂
    And as a Pilates instructor, I thoroughly approve of your 3rd choice 🙂

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