Monday, January 6, 2014

My Word For The Year. Well...Really It's Two Words.

I've read a lot of blog posts about picking one word to focus on all year and really took them to heart.  Actually, I first heard about this idea last year but it took me this long to come up with my own year long one {ahem...forgive me...two} word mantra.

Ready?  Could you care less?  Probably.  Ha.

No Fear.

Fear is my greatest enemy in life.

Truly.  It holds me back from so many things.

I am fearful of failure.  Fearful of hurting feelings.  Fearful of being too boastful.  Fearful of being too bold.  Fearful of not living up to expectations- both my own and of others- or often what I imagine are those of others.  Fearful of disappointment.  Fearful that I will get to a point when I don't know what to do.

But in reality...

I fail all the bloody time.  I hurt feelings all the time too {I am seriously in an epidemic of people un-friending me on Facebook.}.  Sometimes I am too boastful and sometimes I am too bold.  I pretty much never live up to my own expectations.  And truth be told, I have no idea what others expect of me most of the time.  I disappoint myself and others regularly.  And not a week goes by that I don't stop dead in my tracks scrambling to figure out what to do next as life is just full of surprises.

So if all that happens anyway, my world-o-fear isn't really getting me anywhere.

I think this is going to be a huge personal and internal challenge for me.  But I am going to try to repeat over and over and over again my new, year-long mantra of living fiercely with NO FEAR.  I am going to try very hard to push through that enormous wall that cages me in on a regular basis.  I am going to try to be brave and just do it and remember that you only live once and all that other stuff.  I am going to learn this year to not live in fear and I hope that the outcome proves to be positive.  Even if a few more people un-friend me on Facebook before the year ends...

This year I will live fiercely with NO FEAR!

Do you have a word or mantra for the year?  Have you ever used one before?  Any tips?  If not, it's never too late to think one up! 


Ruth said...

I have issues with fear too. I am positive you can conquer this issue during 2014.

MCW said...

Love that "being fierce" quote...I will try to be fierce as well. Just afraid my fierce will come off as bitchy :)

Sunkissed and Southern said...

Aw thats a good one. Makes me think of those shirts back in middle school or elementary with no fear written on them. I need to figure out a good word.


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