Last year, I wanted to step up a bit more. I decided instead of a word, I'd choose a phrase. I wanted something that inspired action. I didn't just want to think about my word; I wanted to live my word. For this reason, I decided a phrase made more sense and chose: Be Brave. I read: Let's All be Brave. To keep me inspired, I started a Pinterest board to help to think about my phrase:
I even made a video to introduce my word as that type of work was out of my comfort zone.
I loved my phrase, and honestly considered keeping it for a second year. My phrase:
- pushed me to speak up
- helped me to step out of my comfort zone
- reminded me to be more flexible
- sent me to places I might not have gone
- reminded me to take chances
As someone who loves routine and things that are familiar, I found my phrase opened new doors. I think, for the first time, it became a part of who I am. In 2016, I'm moving on to a new word (likely phrase), but I know this one will remain a part of me.