Welcome to the New Year! A time of reflection. A time to assess the year that’s passed. A time to start looking forward to the year to come. And, inevitably, a time of resolutions.
If you’re like me then you make long lists of things that need changing. Things that are wrong with you. Maybe it looks something like this:
-Lose that weight
-Get rid of my debilitating debt
-Be better at my job
-Take up a new hobby
Let me tell you. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t inspire. It only hurts.
So this year it’s time to try something different. (Brought to you by Roommate’s mom, Karen)
Pick a word. A word that inspires you. A word that you want to describe you. A word that will help you make some positive changes. A word you’d be proud to have someone say about you.
I want to be bold in my relationships with people. I want to be bold in my aspirations. Bold with my big, wild dreams. Bold with my heart. Bold with my health. And perhaps if I attempt to create a bolder life, then maybe I will accomplish some of the goals that inevitably end up on my 5 page list of resolutions every year. And wouldn’t that be a better way to improve myself?
The truth is that I am exactly who I’m supposed to be. And the fundamentals need not be altered. I just need to start thinking the best about myself and the rest will follow.
What’s your word?