Three words for 2017 — what are yours?

Three words for 2017.  (Apparently each word has its own meaning, so no phrases with taxing prepositions.) My mom sent me this link a few days ago discussing three words to guide us through 2017.  After a little bit of careful deliberation, I arrived at my three.


Ideas are dime a dozen, especially for me.  I can think of quite a few things I can and want to do, but actually finishing them is a whole, different story.  One of my three words for 2017 is “accomplish” because I don’t want to leave things halfway done — I want to say I’ve completed my task, idea, or goal.  Not only talk about it, but actually get ‘er done.  Think of it as goal achievement, not goal setting.  I originally added (I even started typing the paragraph) “execute”, but realized we accomplish from execution, so they’re kind of redundant.  Deciding what to do naturally leads to execution, which leads to accomplishment.


The second of my three words for 2017 is one that I’ve thought more and more about recently.  Appreciate.  Appreciate what we have.  Appreciate who we have.  Appreciate the memories we have experienced.  Appreciate that we have the opportunities to improve our lives, if we so choose.  I want to spend more time stopping and thinking about what I have going for me in life and not so much what I don’t have.  The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  Furthermore, it’s the “tribes” we have in life that matter the most.  It’s been about a month since I went to my Tuesday night run club, and when I stopped by they greeted with welcome arms (I didn’t run because I’m still on the IR; I had to drop off some photos).  Little things like that mean a lot.  Cherish them.


I don’t want to say I’m a follower, but I really haven’t actively ever sought to lead, other than unsuccessfully running for class president in high school.  Lead finishes my three words for 2017.  I’m creating my own Meetup groups.  I know I’m capable of leading, I’ve just never had the moment to really do it.  I have groups in mind and am currently looking for a location to call home.  I want to become a person of influence, who motivates, inspires, and teaches.  We can all lead by experience, but I’m looking to get in front of people.

What are your three works for 2017?  What three themes have you decided will motivate, drive, and propel you to your success?



  1. Gord says:

    Love – see the positive in everything and everyone. Love what you have, not what you don’t have. Tell the people you love – “I love you”.
    Health – okay I am also a runner for the last four years. I hate it when ican’t run. I will be blessed when I can run. I will not take health for granted.
    Listen – even though I think I know everything, I will listen more every year. I don’t know everything or maybe anything. All my friends have so much to offer.

    1. christian says:

      Awesome, Gord! I tend to take health for granted. My grandpa says our health is the most important thing and everything else comes after that. And if you’re talking, you’re not learning, right?

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