2016 The Year of the Warrior

It’s that time that I start seeing people post about what they’ve chosen as their 2016 word of the year.

I’m so not into the whole “word of the year” movement.

But 2015 was terrible in so many ways and I’m ready to close the door on it.
If I stopped to think about it, I’m hard-pressed to come up with a year that was worse than this one.


As we usher in the new year, I’ve decided that 2016 is the Year of the Warrior.

Think about these definitions of Warrior:

warrior: a person who is aggressively, courageously, actively engaged or energetically involved in an activity.

warrior: a person who shows great vigor and courage

warrior: a person engaged in battles, struggles or conflicts and known for having courage and skill

warrior: A person who beyond all obstacles still manages to be successful. A warrior will often be troubled in life, but will persevere in the end.Socially, a Warrior will often be down to earth, functioning entirely off of what they perceive as logic. While this can lead to arrogance and stubbornness, a Warrior has a soft center, and can be befriended with ease by anyone knowing how to reach it. Often intelligent, strong, determined, and skillful, a Warrior, despite whatever problems they may have, is perfect. In their own way, each Warrior is perfect.

As I was thinking about 2016, I thought about my own personal core values.

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Adventure
  • Time
  • Community

Warrior is what binds those core values together.

I’m not only a Change Agent. I’m a Warrior in all the ways described above.

So in 2016, I’m embracing the Year of the Warrior.

Here’s to an awesome 2016.