My 3 motivators in 2013 including my story
The New Year is THE perfect place to start a fresh with a clean slate, a new perspective. It provides a virtual 'line in the sand' to get on with those changes we've been meaning and wanting to make for so long. For many of us though, life just speeds along and before we know it... the years ... gone!
Personally, I've never found it that easy to stick to those great intentions / resolutions. It's easy to say, but it can be really difficult to act on & make happen. We need motivation & a good dose of inspiration.
Here are three things I'm doing and our families experienced in 2012 that are my current motivators:
1. Word for the year: Rather than New Years resolutions I've chosen a word, a mantra. The word is 'Present'. To be present with the people I engage with, my family, clients, in my work, my interactions, everything. Less doing, more being. I know it's something I need to be better at and will make a difference, (as some will agree)! And it has such a wonderful double meaning. Then a few words that will support being more Present for me are; open, kind, fun, forgiving & focus.
Last year my mantra was Responsibility, it certainly helped me keep momentum and focus on some of my goals, (refer to My story below). Choosing a word is simpler - something I'm all for, with less room for slip ups, more definite and can be applied to what we feel is important to achieve our goals.
2. My 'story': It is My Story, but it's really our family's story as well. Amongst other family situations last year, we spent a lot of time and energy working with our 7 year old daughter Chloe. Chloe has a 'wonky', or as she refers to it her lucky foot. This experience has both motivated and inspired me further to continue asking questions and take responsibility for my own health & my families. It's been quite a journey, and if you'd like to know more, make yourself a cup of tea and keep reading here....
3. Reading Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: In this very quick & easy read, a few things Steven considers really struck a chord and got me thinking more about my choices:
- Turning pro is free, but it's not easy and needs some sacrifice, 'you don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind'.
- We can be addicted to certain attributes within us, that we continually self sabotage our best efforts andWhat we actually get when we turn pro
A lot of what Steven shares we are all familiar with, but he presents it in a way that's easy to relate to and apply. It was just the kick I needed to launch me into the New Year after a very relaxing and fun holiday.
And below is a favourite inspirational manifesto, the Holstee Manifesto
What's motivating and inspiring you this year? We'd love to hear. Post a comment below and let us know.