For the third year in a row, I’ve chosen a theme for the year instead of making New Year’s Resolutions. Choosing a theme for the year is a powerful process. It sets the tone for the choices we’ll make, our focus, and how we show up in the world.
Read on the learn what my theme for the year is and how my theme has changed my life in less than one month.
In my previous post I shared that instead of setting goals for January, I focused on choosing a theme for the year. My 3-day choose a theme challenge helped me take intentional steps towards gaining a greater focus on what I want to manifest in my life and within myself this year.
Ah, yes. The Year of Exponential Growth. It’s one heck of a theme right?! I chose this theme for 2019 because I knew that it would require a lot of me. In order to achieve exponential growth, I’ll need to adopt new habits and let go of those holding me back. I’ll need to invite new routines and systems that can lend themselves to my (exponential) growth.
While I’m all about small incremental changes that take shape over time, this year, I want to aim for growing at a rapid pace. So far this has meant:
I say “so far” because, hey, it’s only the end of January. One of the reasons I stand behind the idea of choosing a theme for the year is because a theme continues to take shape as the year progresses.
I have no doubt that my definition of what it means to grow exponentially will change along different points on my journey through the seasons.
Now that you know what my theme for 2019 is, let’s talk about how that little voice in my head whispering exponential growth is influencing me thus far. There are successes as well as failures. I’m brave enough to share both.
Let’s start with the struggles so that we can end on a high note, shall we?
So, yeah. This is going to be an interesting year. Sleeping in on the weekends feels counterproductive. Overindulging during a fun night out has become less desirable. I can’t afford to spend any of my days nursing hangovers.
I’m constantly talking to strangers and showing up as an expert in my field, even when I feel like a total impostor on the inside. The list goes on.
I want you to know that striving for exponential progress has its hiccups. I also want you to know that focusing on growth is massively rewarding.
As you can see, though there are moments where I feel like exponential growth is going to strip all the fun out of my life, there are also moments when I feel more boss than ever. All in all, I’m confident that choosing the theme of exponential growth for the year was the right choice for where I am on my journey.
Next month I’ll be going back to setting monthly goals, all the while keeping my theme for the year in mind. I look forward to sharing the evolution of my exponential growth with you throughout the year.
Did you choose a theme for 2019? I would love to hear what it is in the comments.
If you haven’t chosen a theme for the year yet, why not join my free 3-day challenge that will walk you through each step. Whether you’re reading this in January, or in May, a year is still a cycle of 365 days. You get to choose when you begin again.
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Until next time, keep growing.