In my previous years, I used to create a motto each year to give myself a direction for the following year. This year I challenged myself to really think about what success will look like in 2021.
This past year, my discipline for other things in life were slipping away while I was caught up in my own pain. Pain is finite and I think I can drop this down in importance for the rest of my life to catch up. With this new shift of perspective, I want to be in the place of allowing.
Just before the new year began, I asked myself a lot of questions to be really clear about my life, being more self-reflective than ever to uncover some of the shadows in my own self-judgement. Having these answers has definitely given me more clarity.
So I’ve put together a few statements to guide me towards finding the fullness in life:
- I have learned to flow with things that happen in life.
- I have reduced the attachment I have for people and things to 5%.
- I am not worried about the consequences of failure.
- I avoid competing against anyone other than myself.
- I never stop experimenting, testing, rehearsing, throwing myself out there, and trying.
- I work every day to strengthen my mind, body, emotions and spirit.
The greatest struggle is not the actual hurdle itself, but the recovery and the preparation. When you’re able to navigate from a place that allows you to be in flow, the obstacle is no longer important. So it’s not about praying that things don’t happen, but to strengthen myself so I’m able to manage my situations when they arise.
2020 has been a huge turning point in my life and it has been met with so many different kind of challenges, personal, emotional, financial, mental, and even physical. I’ve added a few new skills in my repertoire of being a Jane of all trades simply because I enjoy learning. The journey inwards has been transformational and it has helped me nurture and understand myself deeper than ever before.
I’ve come out of all of my experiences with gratitude and while I’m still learning to let go of some memories, I’m also more conscious about the narratives that I project. The hardest part about this year was definitely letting go of the control I needed in order to move forward. Everything happens for a reason and it’s so important to trust the process.
I’m definitely looking forward to celebrating 2021 as it is within mere minutes!