3 little words….
I had the pleasure of catching up with a wonderful woman and her children on New Years Day for a play in the park, and our conversation quickly turned to the new year, resolutions and goals in general.
She shared something with me that left me utterly intrigued and me wanting to leave right then and there, so I could go do it myself.
She shared with me that she doesn’t do the “normal” write down your goals thing, but she sits down and asks of herself; “What 3 words do I want to FEEL MORE of this year?”
Kinda cool if you ask me.
She spent some time on New Years Eve putting pen to paper and came up with her 3 words that are meaningful and motivating – for her.
And that’s the interesting thing, is that Humans (that’s you and me), are motivated by feelings.
We all want to do stuff, see stuff, get stuff, but ultimately all of this “stuff” in our lives just gives us the feelings we desire.
You want to lose weight, not because of the number on the set of scales, but because of the feelings that you attach to that number.
You want to feel better, happier, more alive, content – whatever the word is for you.
So rather than just focusing on writing down the typical I WANT X, Y, Z this year, I wrote some of my own words down and thought I’d share them with you.
Here we go.
Brave. I want to feel more brave. Take more risks. I want to feel the fear and do things anyway.
Strength. I want to feel more of my inner-strength that laughs in the face of doubt and is soul-nurturing, (not face-slapping) when I’m tired.
Rich. I want to enjoy richer relationships with those close to me, connect with new folks and feel rich with amazing memories of laughter, connection and meaningful conversation.
Here’s the thing.
To create these words will take effort.
Things are not going to just “happen” without structure, a plan and implementation.
But, when you’ve got the feeling clear from the get-go, it will make it a whole lot easier to implement when the honeymoon period of New Years is over.
What do you want to feel more of in this brand new spanking Year?