Mine is STRONG, and I have several variations: just plain “strong”, “finish strong”, and “be strong”, in that order. I identified my word about 2 years ago and have found it very helpful many times.
(Photo of a strong mountain-Mt. Rainier in Washington)
Inspirational words or phrases are very useful for keeping on track with your goals and true desires. For instance, if you really want to lose weight, yet are eyeing a donut with thoughts of giving in, your inspirational word could come in handy. Or if a college paper is due and you are having trouble finding the gumption to tackle it. Or if you are at some social event and you just feel lost. Just to name a few.
Fitness expert and naturopathic doctor Jade Teta lists some questions that one could use to identify their life word, what he calls an inspirational totem. He goes on to say that this power word can fill you with inspiration, help keep you on track, and remind you of what is important. It is your anchor to use when you are tired, scared, stressed, lacking direction, when you need inspiration, or when you feel like you are unravelling. I encourage you to click on his link for instructions on how you can identify your inspirational word. It takes a little bit of time and some thought, but it is well worth the effort.
With everything that influences me, I need to have it validated biblically. I am happy to report that the Bible supports the use of STRONG as being important, and well, valid. Several verses come to mind:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”
Ephesians 6:10 NASB
“She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.”
Proverbs 31:17 NASB
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.”
Proverbs 31:25 NASB
“Be strong and courageous.”
Joshua 1:6 NASB
All quotations taken from YouVersion bible app.
I love my inspirational word, but there are many other good words to choose from, one that will resonate specifically for you. I am very interested in hearing what word you come up with. Please share!