Each year, millions of people start out January 1 with a hope that the new year will bring blessing, good fortunes and a new and improved life. Resolutions are written down and a promise is made to oneself on this very day to make changes for the better. A new hope is renewed in ones spirit with the outlook of a fresh new year.
The other side of the coin, is that many people don’t make any resolutions at all because they know that 80% of them fail by February. So why set yourself for failure right from the beginning right?
I normally try to fill out my resolutions, and even put together a vision board. I firmly believe in what we think about everyday can shape our life and the outcomes we either want or don’t want.(more on that in another blog post). So this year I am trying something a little different and I hope you come along for the ride.
What I’m doing is starting with choosing a WORD that I will try to encompass for all of 2019. So as I go into each day, each month, each decision, I’m going to think about my word. I’m going to make a fun graphic and print it out to put it in my bathroom to see everyday before I start my day. Also, I’m going to make a screensaver for my phone so I can see it all day as well.
When choosing a word, it should be something that feels good in your soul. Something that pushes you to become the better person, or go after something you’ve always dreamed of. In my case, my word for this year will help me go into each day and my life and remember who I want to be and the places I want to go.
For 2019 I chose the word:
I decided on this word because I have come to realize FEAR is one of the main emotions I let dictate how I pursue my dreams and build the life I want. The Fear of the unknown, Fear of being judged, Fear of not being liked, Fear of Failure, Fear of success and so on and so on. Fear can have a crippling effect on your life and your decisions and this year I want to give that up. I don’t want FEAR to have a place in my life anymore and my decisions to build the best life for me and my family.
So I challenge you to take a look at what you want to change or pursue in your life in 2019 and pick a word to help you get there. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and pick a word that will help you stretch into something great this year. Make sure you put it somewhere you can see it EVERYDAY and many times a day to remind you of what you are going to change in 2019!
I love to hear from you guys and be there in the cheering section for you. Shoot me a message on any social media(@freelandphotos) or a comment here! Lets go 2019!!