Being a wordsmith, the idea of encapsulating my New Year’s Resolutions in a word, or two is exhilarating. After all, when I’m faltering on a run like my 7.2 mile long run yesterday, I always start my mantra: Run strong, run strong, run strong. Words work. They convey ideas, thoughts, feelings.
After some thought last week, I came up with 4 words:
Compassion, Release, Dedication, and Discipline.
Compassion – Because too often it’s easy not to ask “What else could it be?”
Release – Because the negative thoughts, the rehashing, they don’t need to take up real estate in my head. Because sometimes it’s better just to think “Whatever” when someone says something that could be a dig. Because we all need forgiveness in life.
Dedication – To do anything well takes dedication. Because practice makes us better and better and better. After all, I can only run those 13 races in 2013 if I get up run. Even if it’s raining. Even if it’s snowing. Even if I’m tired.
Discipline – A companion to dedication, and yet able to stand on its own. Discipline is Michael Jordan shooting over and over again to increase the number of shots that go in.
I wrote the words out on a large index card and posted them on my printer where I’ll see them every day.
How do you keep yourself on track with your New Year’s Resolutions? Can a word or two encapsulate your goals? Or a vision board?
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