I’m excited. I’m pumped. I’m ready and willing. I can’t wait to see you on the other side of twenty twelve.
Meet me there?
I have some big thangs planned for the coming year: thirst-quenching, online infusions that’ll make you do a pajama dance around your living room; freebies and downloads and educational chutzpah that’ll help your biz’ sing a song o’ plenty.
This year, anything seems possible. Less seems probable. But I have my sights set high. (Which is why I’ve enlisted the dahling Andrea Olson to keep me on track.)
Despite all this, lil’ Mr. Cynicism won’t budge. Are you finding this, too?
After all, what’s in a new year save a two-digit change up?
Cynicism tells me that I won’t achieve my goal of having washboard abs come the summertime (pipe down at the back). It tells me I won’t make a profit from my side hustle (word crafting AKA writing for your professional betterment). It tells me I’ll be just as self-effacing as ever before. It tells me I won’t learn the art of meditation or become an ultra-bendy yoga junkie. It tells me I’ll fall headfirst into a bucketful of failure and not achieve anything I set out to accomplish.
“What kind of fuckery is this?” – Amy Winehouse
If life is an uphill struggle, does that mean we should stop fighting for what we want or who we want to be?
No! Of course not.
FIGHT. Do the work. Breath life into your ambition.
Feel the fear and push on regardless.
- If I have to switch out washboard abs for losing an inch or ten pounds, so be it.
- If I have to forego making massive amounts of profit, but have managed to help others succeed, then that’s karma, baby - and that’s the truth. (Although please note: I won’t ever sell myself short.)
- Insecurity may continue to rear its ugly head, but one day I’ll vanquish it once and for all. Believe.
- If I don’t reach yogini status, I’ll quench my spirit by attending as many classes as my schedule allows.
This isn’t what failure feels like.
This is striving to be the best of the best and acknowledging you will sometimes fall short.
If what you’re reaching for is beyond you, then take a step closer. And another.
Success takes time.
And, if you’re still struggling with making resolutions that feel sticky, choose an overarching adjective or word (all the cool kids are doing it.)
In previous years, I chose to be a champion for Honesty and Humility. I made them my soul sisters, my guiding lights. Today, I feel the need for new anchors to hold me fast. New words to hang my coat on and call home.
While I’d still fight a crusade for integrity, it’s time to shake things up. Re-brand. Check-in with my bad self and start living mo’ authentically.
It’s decided. It’s legit’. It’s righteous.
In twenty twelve, I’m gonna’ be:
DISCIPLINED + COURAGEOUS
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-George Bernard Shaw
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