Happy New Year everyone!
I am so excited for 2019!!!! Each year, I give myself a battle cry phrase, a mantra if you will, to help define my actions. (I don’t do annual resolutions, but rather themes to underpin my actions.)
2016 was the year of my Phoenix rising. I was emerging from the back end of sweeping and humbling times in my life. I had gone from the top to the rock bottom, between 2013-2015 and I was ready to start climbing my way back up again. So I needed to remind myself daily of the story of the Phoenix. And it worked! I ended 2016 hopeful, energized and happy.
2017 was “Service”. Feeling the momentum out of 2016, I sought to redefine what I was doing with my life and my time. I wanted everything I touched to be of benefit to others. I knew what it was like to be alone, lost and confused so I wanted to bring hope and impact to other people’s needs.
For 2018, my personal call to action phrase was simply “Purpose!”. And what a year 2018 turned out to be. Wow. I tried to always focus on the purpose behind anything I did, to help guide my steps, last year and it worked. My life is so strongly aligned around service and purpose now, like never before. I’m so grateful. But that’s just the start. I needed to acknowledge the spokes of this wheel with a worthy follow up mantra, a challenge to myself to see these things through to the next level of impact.
My 2019 phrase for myself is…. “Dominate!” Because it is born out of purpose, service and humility, I feel like I’d be blowing smoke in the face of God if I didn’t do everything I could to increase the impact of the blessings I have received in my own life over the past few years. So, as we enter into a new year, my prayer for each and every one of you is that you find your call to action for the year and make it your guiding principle in everything you do.
#love – Matt