One Word That Will Change Your Life by Dan Britton

One Word That Will Change Your Life

One Word is a simple concept that delivers powerful life change! In 1999, the authors discovered a better way to become their best and live a life of impact. Instead of creating endless goals and resolutions, they found one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word. Best of all . . . anyone, anytime can discover their word for the year.One Word that will Change Your Life will inspire you to simpli...

Details One Word That Will Change Your Life

TitleOne Word That Will Change Your Life
Release DateDec 10th, 2012
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Business, Personal Development

Reviews One Word That Will Change Your Life

  • Joni Hartman
    An interesting idea of taking a word and using it as a focus point for your year. The main idea is to take time to allow God to speak to your heart as you speak to Him about your life and concerns. Then, as you wait and meditate, He will give you a word that will encompass where you are in life, or what you should focus on in the coming year. Good illustrations as to how families could do this together, and encourages accountability partners.
  • Nigel
    Small book, easy to read in an hour. Simple, yet impactful concept. Look in. Look up. Live out. One word shapes, influences, focuses you for a year. Actually, going through the process (3 questions) your word finds you.
  • Eric
    Received as part of a corporate holiday gift basket in 2014. I believe that words have power, that they hold tremendous strength, influence, and beauty; that when used correctly they can transform and build, and when used destructively they destroy. God created the universe when He spoke. Yes, words have inherent, vast, and limitless power.With that said, I've no patience for a cheap refrigerator magnet 'get rich schemes' wantonly disguised as a ...
  • Mallory
    A quick read and very thought-provoking. Not really a self-help book, more like changing your lifestyle by changing your way of thinking. I like the idea of approaching each new year with one word to focus on. Some words came to me as I read through this book, but I'm taking time this week to figure out what the best one for 2017 for me will be. Favorite quotes: "The power of One Word is found in its narrow focus and broad impact. Less really tur...
  • Melinda
    This book can be read in under an hour. That is, if you don't have 4 kids, a husband, and a cat. Either way, it was very simple. My word for 2016 is "peace". It's honestly so simple, it's hard to believe everyone doesn't already do this without reading a book on it. Still, I'm all about self-improvement and I'm looking forward to how this will play out with the rest of the year.
  • Richard Brand
    This is a continuation of the whole concept of Purpose Driven life. This is a self-help book to help you find your purpose each year by following their process to find a theme word for a year. I was not impressed with the book nor the process. I guess if you have to be told how to find a purpose, this may be as good as any other way, but I would not engage in it.
  • Kevin Mcbeath
    The best way to renew any season of the year (especially the New Year).
  • Shae Burton
    My husband and I read this together and really enjoyed it. It's process is simple and has a plethora of positive potential outcomes. Worth the 44 minute read to at least consider the possibilities.
  • Shalamar
    Ok, so the book itself is not *amazing* but the concept is ingenious. The book is really just a teeny tiny guidebook that outlines this concept of having just ONE WORD to focus on for the year. As a person that does not believe in New Year's resolutions (I just do the things I want to accomplish at that time), this gave me a whole new perspective. Don't misunderstand, this concept is for New Year's Resolvers and the those of the more jaded persua...
  • Jana Eggers
    Love this concept. I think focus and themes are important and absolutely deliver results. So, really like the idea of this book. I just don't find this well executed. On the one hand it is easy to read. And I'm delighted if it inspires others. On the other, here's a summary: define one word to drive your actions in the next year and live it. Yes, there are a lot of inspiring words given with a few stories around it. Most of the stories don't give...
  • Aaron Maurer
    really like this book. To be honest it does not need to be a book. You can find all you need on the website.With that being said I do think it is worthy of the read and really gives you something to focus on and think about. Since reading the book I have decided to have my whole family come up with a word. I finally came up with a word and I chose Zendurance.A short read that will take under an hour to read. The power lies in what you plan to do ...
  • Victoria
    A short, quick read. It's only 71 small pages. [And yet it costs the same as a full size book, what's up with that?!]This book outlines the idea of picking one word specifically for you for one year. This word then becomes your focus and your overarching goal. I've already been doing this for about 10 years now and I have to say it is a practice I find helpful - sometimes even profound. And although the book is very basic and brief it was nice to...
  • Brenda
    Read this as a part of January's book club selection. It took less than an hour for me to read. It couldn't come at more perfect time for me! Instead of making a New Year's resolution, I am going to chose my ONE WORD to focus on. I'm not sure what that word is quite yet, but I really like the premise of this book and I like how it gives you steps to come up with your word and how to incorporate it into your daily life. This book really inspired m...
  • Tasha enderby
    The title will grab your attention and make you want to know more. This book in itself is just a tiny guidebook that you can follow up with an action plan on their website which to me may be worth the look. The concept of less is more is very true I can't keep up with resolutions or lofty weight loss goals. It's the focus and the work on those goals I get lost in. They say you should not pick a good word but a God word and that to me takes the wo...
  • Laurie
    Here is an excerpt from my review: "The One Word process is not about making a New Year's Resolution. It's not about setting to-do goals. It's about setting to-be goals. By choosing just one word, you can focus more on transforming yourself in spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, financial, and relational ways."You can read my full review here:
  • Corey
    Book Talk: Why do our yearly resolutions fail? They are too complicated and we forget them. Queue "one word", the yearly goal that will stick in your mind and drive your decisions for the next year.My Thoughts: Great concept, poor execution. Not much meat to this book, and the advice is pretty canned. Still, I like the idea of an easy-to-remember focal point.
  • Chad
    Instead of making a long list of goals and resolutions, why not chose a simple, one-word theme for your life in the year ahead? That's the big idea of this short but practical book that explains why you should consider adopting one word and then walks you through a step-by-step process to help you discover your very own one word.
  • Leigh Anne
    Wonderful book to help give perspective on how to approach the new year. Give up resolutions and give one word a try. "Your word shapes your character. Your character influences your actions. Your actions influence others. The lives you touch and the impact you have determine the story that will be told about you tomorrow."
  • Cyndie Courtney
    Short, simple, to the point and seems to have a good idea behind it. Definitely intriguing enough that you feel like you can get started but definitely compels you to reach out to the website for additional information. Definitely has a religious flavor.
  • Carrie Slade
    It is my second time reading this book and my third year following the program and living a year with a word. I love it! I have learned so much from incorporating this into my life. I do not have my word for 2016 yet but I am looking forward to finding out what it is going to be!
  • Stephen Campbell
    This book takes a simple idea, focusing on one word for an entire year, and turns it into a powerful tool for personal development. It's a short book that is easily read, but the work involved takes both thought and time. I found the book to be very powerful.
  • Valerie
    3.5 starsA relatively quick read, but very thought-provoking. The basic premise is to take one word and let that be your focus/theme for one year. Meditate on how that word can impact you in all areas of life - spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, relational, and financial.
  • Elizabeth Jones
    An overly simplistic view of life change, to put it mildly. This is a concept that could have easily been reduced to a few pages. Its basic idea is to reduce a new year's type resolution to one word and live that word. Really? This is enough to pad an entire book? What a waste of time.
  • Deb
    I love the concept of choosing one word to embody for the year vs a laundry list of resolutions that are forgotten by Jan 3rd. The first half of the book held up- the second half fell short which took it down to 4 stars for me.
  • Reggie
    Highly impacted my life for such a short book. I picked LOVE as my one word for the year. Thought it would be easy, but as soon as I chose it, suddenly lots of unloveable people began to challenge my choice. Better for having read this book. Yes. It is possible to LOVE the unloveable.
  • Karen
    Brilliant concept and much more doable than resolutions.What's your word?
  • Elise
    could have been condensed into 20 pages