I'm bringing back a blog post from last year and the year before that that I really loved (and many of you did, too).
My mom, Patti Winker, told me about this awesome blog post..
Read it! -> Resolution Revolution.
I liked the blog post so much that I'm assigning homework based upon the idea to all of my coaching clients.
What is it exactly?
In this article, the author, Christine Kane, states that New Year's Resolutions don't work (which is completely true). Most people make BIG resolutions, can't keep them, and then abandon their resolutions within weeks.
I personally feel that failed resolutions can make us feel like our goals are NOT achievable, and it also is bad for self-esteem when we go to try to achieve them the next time, causing us to think “Why bother. I didn't succeed last year. I might as well quit again.”
Christine instead suggests that you should choose a single word that will be your motivation or mantra for the entire year.
Two years ago, I found the exercise to be very telling. I narrowed mine down to three words. And, the three worked together nicely, actually.
In fact, there were times of sadness last year after the adoption fell through, when one of my words really got me through it.
And, last year, my word “RELEASE” was my mantra all year long.
Now, before you go LOOKING for your word, I want to stop you for a second.
Instead of making it a mission to find a word, I'd ask that you read through Christine's blog post and see which words choose you.
Yes, I said that right. Which word chooses YOU.
In my experience, the right one(s) will jump out of the screen at you. For instance, the one that picked my mom is totally different than the ones that picked me.
What word will choose you? I believe the one that you need RIGHT now will stand out to you. In fact, my word last year (RELEASE) stuck with me – even though I kept trying to pick a “cooler” word. But, no. Every time I thought about this one word, I felt something. So my word must be exactly what I needed last year, because I even dreamed about it.
I always print off my word (or words) in HUGE font and hung them on my wall. I will do so again this year.
So, for right now, here's what to do.
1. Please go read the blog post and let your word jump out at you.
2. Post your ONE to THREE words below in the comments. (No more.)
Now these words are NOT goals like “build list” or “lose weight” or “be an author” – but a word that will be your mantra for YOU all year long.
Looking forward to making 2014 your BEST YEAR EVER!
PS> If you don't remember your word from last year, you can find the 2013 New Year's Word Post here.
If you're wondering… my word for 2014 is:
I'd lost some of the fun in my business lately – and I'm bringing it back. Watch out!