A few days ago I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions for aspiring romance writers.

I fully understand that resolutions aren’t for everyone. In fact, this year is the first year in a very long time that I am actually making a few resolutions.

If you’re not a resolution maker consider instead embracing a word for the year. Christine Kane offers some powerful examples of how a word can change your life. It can motivate, manifest, and help you learn about what’s blocking you from succeeding.

She offers this beautiful worksheet to help you discover your word of the year. I’m a huge fan of Christine because she has a way of telling stories that motivate, inspire and simply connect with what you already know deep down. You can check out her word of the year discover tool here>>>http://www.christinekane.com/word/wordoftheyear.html

My word of the year is RISK.

Not the kind of risk that is life threatening. (Though I probably should have thought about that before I tumbled ass over applecart on my snowboard yesterday and got a concussion.)

I’m also not talking about the kind of risk that implies financial ruin.

I’m talking more about emotional risk. The risk of rejection. The risk of pissing someone off. The risk of getting yelled at or ridiculed. I avoid those risks as if my life depended on them and I’m missing out!

So I’m embracing the word RISK in 2011. I’m going to risk rejection. I’m going to risk getting laughed at. I’m going to risk ticking people off. I’m going to take those risks because not taking them means I’m not being true to myself and my dreams.

What word are you embracing and why?