When I was working on goal setting for the New Year, I stumbled upon a concept called “guiding words.” These guiding words AKA words of the year, are basically words that describe what you want to focus on for the year. You want to keep these words front and center through everything you do. These descriptive words are meant to help you focus your attention on what you want to accomplish. They are meant to encourage and inspire you to move forward in a positive direction. .