Each new year I select a word to focus upon, like a touchstone. This word becomes a guiding force in all my work. Last year, the word was community and I built new ways for authors to connect with each other into all the programs and services of Business Building Books.
It took me a while to select the 2012 word. There were many wonderful possibilities.
After much deliberation and searching my thesaurus, my 2012 word of the year is
When something has significance, it has quality, importance and worth. It is distinctive and influential, with the potential to effect a change.
In 2012, I pledge to help you write with significance, whether you are writing a book, an article, or creating an information product.
Your words and ideas matter. Your positive message is sorely needed in this world full of stress and challenge.
It is time for you to stand up and be counted as an author with significant ideas.
So, how to make your writing significant?
First, write. Finish your book. Create your blog. Develop your presentation or workshop. The format in which you deliver your ideas may change, but the process always begins with putting words on paper.
Next, refuse to settle for anything less than your best. Challenge yourself to write boldly, sharing your most creative ideas and editing out anything tired, trite, or common.
Finally, share. Commit to sharing your words with your ideal readers and engaging in conversations with them. In this sharing, you will refine your ideas, sharpen your focus, and witness the impact your brilliance has on others, which will increase your significance.
What about you? How does this discussion of significance inspire you? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment here.