One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition
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The guide to creating simplicity in your world and developing a discipline for life, now in a full-color, expanded edition

One Word explains how to simplify your life and business by focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year. The simplicity of choosing one word makes it a catalyst for life-change. Clutter and complexity lead to procrastination and paralysis, while simplicity and focus lead to success and clarity. By celebrated authors Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon, One Word That Will Change Your Life shows you how to cut through to the core of your intention for the next year. It offers an action plan and simple process to discover your word for the year. It also explains how your one word will impact the six dimensions of your life—mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial.

This beautifully illustrated full-color Second Edition includes even more stories demonstrating the impact of embracing the One Word call to action. It explores the legacy of taking a focused approach to your life and outlines six new dimensions to the Action Plan.

  • Includes additional material on developing the One Word for teams and families, specifically how a group of people can also have a One Word
  • Demonstrates how to establish a simple, disciplined, and focused approach to the next year of your life

Discover how to create simplicity in your world and develop a discipline for life through the power of One Word.


JON GORDON is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp, The Shark and the Goldfish, Soup, The Seed, and The Positive Dog. Jon and his tips have been featured on Today, CNN, Fox & Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.

DAN BRITTON serves as the Executive Vice President of International Ministry and Training for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Dan is a speaker, author, marathon runner, and former professional lacrosse player who has coauthored two books, WisdomWalks and WisdomWalks SPORTS, and is the author and editor of eleven FCA books.

JIMMY PAGE serves as a Vice President of Field Ministry and the National Director of the Health & Fitness for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jimmy is a speaker, author, triathlete, fitness leader, and coauthor of three books, WisdomWalks, WisdomWalks SPORTS, and PrayFit. He hosts a weekly radio segment called FitFridays.


Introduction ix

1 The Story of One Word 1

Something Needed to Change

Our Stories

Tap into the Power

2 The Power of One Word 13

The Six Dimensions

3 The One Word Process 19

One Word Works

4 Prepare Your Heart: Look In 25

The Silent Killer

Make the Investment


5 Discover Your Word: Look Up 37

Plug In

Listen Up

6 Live Your Word: Look Out 45

Live It Out

A Few More Tips

7 Spread the Word 53

Share the Power

One Word That Will Change Your Life

8 One Word in Action 59

One Word for Schools

One Word for Businesses

One Word for Teams

One Word for Families

9 One Word Legacy 79

10 My One Word 83

Action Plan 91

One Word That Will Change Your Team 93

Acknowledgments 95

About the Authors 97