At the beginning of 2016, I sat down with a coffee cup in one hand and a pencil in the other and Lara Casey’s PowerSheets in front of me. I then turned the pages and started writing down all my hopes and dreams for the year and years ahead. I came upon a page in the PowerSheets tilted “My Why”, where I was supposed to outline my purpose for the year. At the bottom of that page was an entry called “My Word For This Year”. I thought long and hard about that and I played around with several words. Like “intentional” and “joy” but something about those words didn’t work for me. Then it hit me. FEARLESS would be my word of the year – FEARLESS. I was ready to start my 2016 no longer being afraid and ready to start living the life I was meant to live and run the business I was meant to run.
Fast forward four months to today – have I been living my 2016 being fearless in my life and in my business? I think the first big change is that I’ve been able to make decisions more wholeheartedly and be okay no matter what the outcome. I am able to more decisively choose what opportunities I want to take on and which ones I don´t. When I started my business, it was so easy to say yes to everything and then overwhelm myself. I had this fear that I would miss out on an opportunity that I would not get the chance at again. What happened was that I ended up hitting a big gigantic wall. The passion and the fire that was once had was starting to sputter. Also, I was a new mom with a business and I was overwhelmed and not sure what do do next. Choosing the word fearless has given me new focus. It’s a new way of living for me. Now don´t get me wrong, I’m not exactly ready to go sky-diving tomorrow but I think I am more open to the idea of it then I was, say, 4 months ago. When you take away fear in your life, it really allows you to live life to the fullest and with purpose. Fear is one of those things that can be so debilitating and can really hold you back. I chose to live 2016 being fearless which has resulted in much more happiness, accomplishments, pride in my work, and pride in my business. If all this happened in the first 4 months of 2016, what could happen in the first 6 or even 9 months? I don´t know about you but I’m fearless about it and I hope you follow me on this journey over the next year.
So what if one word could change your life? What would it be? Why did you choose it? Please share with me below.