What word inspires you? Grounds you? Excites you? Makes you smile?
As we approach a new year, it is a time to reflect, and a time to look forward. At the beginning of each year, I choose a ‘word’ for the upcoming year. A word of inspiration … a word that resonates, provides perspective and clarity, and grounds me throughout the year.
This fun exercise started in 2016 when a friend provided me with some feedback. His feedback in capital letters was ‘JUST JUMP’. He told me to drop the self doubt and the self critical that was holding me back and just do it. Shortly after this conversation, the song ‘JUMP’ by Van Halen played everywhere I went. It was a sign I was on the right track and I JUMPED!
In 2017, my chosen word was ‘BUILD’. I needed to continue to ‘JUMP’ and I needed to ‘BUILD’, both my professional and my personal life. Many people have heard me say that ‘I choose to be happy!' To be clear, being happy doesn’t mean everything is ‘perfect’. The reality is there are tough moments … days ... and sometimes weeks. Despite these ‘yucky’ moments, I choose to be happy and create the life I want.
The following year, during dinner with a friend, she gave me the gift of ‘ELEVATE’ as my word for 2018. It was time to keep jumping and building and it was time to take it all to the next level. My coaching practice is thriving, and I am surrounded by SO many people that love and support me and I am SO grateful.
My word for 2019 was ‘BELIEVE’, because I needed to believe all is well. I needed to believe in others and I believe in me.
As 2020 sets in, I am excited to share my new word for this year … RISE. When I think of the word RISE, I literally sit up straighter and feel the weight I’ve been carrying drop from my shoulders. My intention for this year is to stay grounded in my values, be present and enjoy a calmer pace with people and experiences that feed my soul.
My hope for you is to find your word … a word that inspires you to continue creating the life you want.
Looking forward to hearing your word for 2020. Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity for 2020 and beyond. 😊