The last few years, I have selected a word to be my theme for the year both personally and in my business. This year, my word is ‘CONFIDENCE“. I have overcome hurdles, HUGE hurdles to move closer to becoming the person God wants me to be.
I believe God created me to be a person who gives so others smile. To fight for the underdog. To believe all people are good and kind deep down – yes, sometimes it’s a little deeper than others.
I longed to see myself as confident, caring, generous, passionate, loving, and creative. A person with faith and courage. Someone who is strong and powerful. Confidence for this year was defined as:
CONFIDENCE to believe when the way is rough. CONFIDENCE to hang on when the going is tough. CONFIDENCE to guide me when my business is slow. CONFIDENCE to guide me as I move forward with the Rays of Hope – Angel Connection. CONFIDENCE to guide me as I overcome doubt with my new contract working with a grassroots non-profit. CONFIDENCE to guide me as I learn to live with my recent diagnosis of MS. CONFIDENCE to guide me as I see and believe in the person others see in me. CONFIDENCE to guide me as I squash the inner gremlins which have haunted me all of my life.
So as we creep towards the new year, I wanted to reflect on the accomplishments and whether or not I had achieved my goal….
Yes, despite all odds I have believed when things got rough. I believe the health challenges have been a blessing. I have met amazing people who I never would have met. I have come to understand the chronic pain my hubby lives with. Yes, I have hung on when the going is tough. Ready to push through despite all odds. Yes, I have kept going when my business is slow knowing the seeds I planted along the way would grow – and the are! I had the confidence to overcome the inner gremlins when it came to the tough decision of turning down an opportunity with a grassroots non-profit. Yes, I have decided to move forward with Rays of Hope – Angel Connection knowing in my heart it is part of the plan. Yes, I am giving my notice to my part time job and #jumping in faith. Yes, I am continuing to learn to live with my diagnosis of MS – learning my limits yet not allowing #mstodefineme.
The biggest step has been in stomping out the inner gremlins who have haunted me all my life. Do they still rear their ugly head? YES. But I have learned to squash them and move forward. Along with this step comes the internal realization and the ability to see the person other people see in me.
Please don’t misunderstand, this is a work in progress. I still struggle with confidence every day as well as playing the comparison game. Through it all, I trust and believe if I walk in God’s plan all things are possible.
Share with us your word of the year and the changes it has made in your life.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!