Every year I reshape my focus. I shoot for new goals and a new perspective going into the NEW year using that I learned in the previous year. I see it as an opportunity to learn something new and keep trying to be better!
In 2015, I worked to SERVE others through all I did – it didn’t matter if I was teaching or coaching or out in public -I tried to go from the girl who looked down to the girl who LOOKED UP to say “how can I help?”
I learned a lot this year when it comes to how I want to serve others and lead by example to do just that! None of us are perfect, of course, but taking that moment to HELP – even if the help isn’t warranted, doesn’t seem deserved, or isn’t asked for – teaches us so much about being a little more selfless.
The past few months, I’ve been thinking about how to shift my focus even more for 2016. WITH ONE WORD.
I’ve evolved a lot on this journey by going from the overweight, negative, and unhealthy girl to shifting into becoming a personal trainer, fitness coach, instructor and now Master Trainer – but with all of that change comes a need to always remain humble and focused on those and what matter most. I never want to lose sight of that, so for 2016 I will focus on:
I try to be loving in almost everything I do, but I do see an opportunity to develop more patience … more forgiveness …. to feel more than to react … and I felt that the word LOVE embodied all of that.
In my day to day interactions, the main way to avoid being annoyed or frustrated (which can happen many days with me lol) is for me to remember to LOVE first and see someone’s perspective – I won’t call anyone out in particular but we all know how much of a fun challenge marriage can be! The things we used to love about someone can tend to drive us nuts, but that’s up to us to control, right?
- Use love to combat stress in traffic
- Lovingly approach giving others feedback and understanding they mean their best
- Love my husband even in the moment he can drive me nuts
- Love what I do each and every day like I have this past year
- If someone is snide to me or show negativity my way, honor them with love anyway
- Accept feedback and criticism with love and respect
- Love and respect everyone, no matter what
So many others have shown me love and looked for the best in me and I want to make them proud and pay that forward! I want to LOVE OTHERS like I LOVE RICE KRISPIE TREATS!
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High,because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. – Luke 6:35