3 Words To Live By – 2017 Edition.

Here we are again, so quickly, don’t blink or you’ll miss it – 2016 is almost over!  Some of you are thinking “Wahoo!”, or “Thank goodness.” or “No way!” Well, no matter how you feel about 2016, you get to start a new page, chapter, or even BOOK in 2017.  Just 3 more days on the countdown….until 2017 is YOURS.  Will you loosely hold it in your arms, welcoming it with a loving embrace, will you grip it with all the strength you have in your fist, or will you sit quietly, and pray for what is to come?

As you’ve read for 4 years now, it is a tradition of mine to choose 3 Words to Live By each year instead of the traditional, and never kept, New Year’s Resolutions.  Without further ado, here are my 3 Words for 2017:

  1. Toughness.
    Tough, Tougher, Toughest, Grit, Gritty, Grittiness, Muscle, Strong – all synonyms for what I mean when I refer to Toughness.  I mean physical, mental, and (hopefully) stronger emotionally compared to 2016.  I mean tough like Tough Mudder Ambassador tough, Tough Mudder, Toughest Mudder, and World’s Toughest Mudder Tough. I will finish, work through, be a warrior.  I will face fears, jump over obstacles, and get stronger. I will be true to myself and my feelings without letting others shame me for it.  I will CrossFit, I will build muscle, I will build my greatest muscle of all, my heart.
  2. Stage.
    I’ve always enjoyed being a performer since dancing as a young girl, singing in church and with friends, HS danceline, college danceteam, Hutchinson Water Carnival pageant, Miss International pageant, crossing stages for Mary Kay as a Sales Director, Career Car Driver, and Court of Sales Achiever.  I’m not afraid to speak in front of a group, with a microphone in hand, or to emcee an event. It’s always been a dream of mine to speak on a larger platform as a coach, a leader, a mentor, and I feel this is my year.
  3. Expansion.
    Explode, growth, build, empower, abundance, enrich, think outside the box, think BIGGER!  Glass is half full, optimist, achiever, Believer.  To expand my thoughts, my relationships, my friendships, my mindset.  To think beyond barriers, boundaries, over obstacles.  New territories, new states, new countries.  To believe bigger than every thought possible. To dream.  2017 will be a year of expansion.

    Thank you — for holding these words close to your heart, enriching my life, and encouraging me towards them.  How can I help you grow in 2017?

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