In order to make great things happen I must take the risk and understand that it might not work out. I must try even when I am scared. I must put in the effort. There is no magic fairy want that will make things happen for me. I have to do the work. I have to dare greatly.
It is time to shine. To step outside of my comfort zone. I do not want to live small. I want to make an impact. I want to show up, reach, and learn. I want to inspire others to do the same. I want to seek out adventure and live more intentionally. I want to live big!
As I write this now I see that my secondary word fits in perfectly with "daring greatly". This word is "gather". Deep in my heart I feel a call to gather in person with women. To break bread, share stories, allow ourselves to be seen. Shifts happen when women come together. Hearts open, love pours fourth, and we are able to see our inner beauty and learn how to shine our light.
I know deep in my heart that this type of work is powerful, necessary, and life changing. When we learn to love who we are and take time to work through our old stories and inner daemons the world opens up to us. Our heart shifts, happiness flows through, and we learn how to seek out the good and appreciate the moments.
In order to lead a gathering I need to dare greatly and take the risk. I need to put it out there and trust that individuals will be called to it. I need to be willing to fail and open to the possibility that it could be better than I even expected. I must take the chance.
I have never chosen two separate words as my word of the year, but there is no reason why I can't. So I am jumping in and going for it. This year my words are:
Daring Greatly & Gather
How about you? Do you choose a word each year? If so, what is it? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.