One Word for 2016
I struggled with finding my word for 2016. My word for 2015 was Resilient. I felt I had come so far since 2015 by building my business and growing my dreams.
I knew that actively seeking my one word would not happen; it had to occur during a moment of inspiration or introspection. Also, no one else could give me my word or find it for me, I had to own it and it had to resonate with me.
During a meeting with a new accountability friend, she introduced me to the idea of creating something special for 2016. My idea was to make small works of art called Intention cards. The works of art would inspire and encourage others to focus on what was important to them.
I decided to make a few examples and used the words, love, growth and calm. Little did I know that these cards would lead me to my word.
My morning meditation is an important time of my day.
I get up early before the rest of the household and try to meditate quietly before the day begins. Some mornings are easier than others. Other mornings, I am distracted and need to continue my practice later in the morning. So I decided to place my Intention Card examples in key areas around my home to assist me in reminding me to take the time to meditate.
When I was able to relax and focus my mind on the image in front of me, more words came into my mind. No matter how hard I try to keep a still mind during meditation, I still am full of ideas and thoughts. I keep a note pad nearby to write things down when I am finished.
The Future’s so Bright, I gotta wear Shades (Song credit: Timbuk3)
While thinking and feeling around for my word, I realized that I wanted to grow my business and looked forward to all of the great accomplishments I would achieve in 2016. My word, Future, was staring right at me. I could see that my goals had to be forward thinking and my actions moving one step forward at a time. I could envision my future self, with a perfect alignment of my personal and business goals.
And that is how I found my one word for 2016. Have you found your word? Comment below with your word for 2016! I would love to create your custom Intention card to assist you in your 2016 journey.
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