I’ve never done a word of the year, but for the first time in a long time I feel like I know my path. As the a new decade has come upon us, the next ten years can be anything you would want it to be, and today is the beginning step of a whole new life if you wanted it to be. This year’s word is transformation.
Transformation: trans·for·ma·tion |ˌ\tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n\
1: An act, progress, or instance of transforming or being transformed.
2: Function: any of a group of related actions contributing to a larger action.
If you are anything like me, you want to truly utilize all your energy to continuously create, improve passions and skills necessary to take yourself where you want to go. Transformation is made up of small consistent actions towards where you want to go. Honestly, ever single day it can feel we have gone off track- we get discouraged and find ourselves far from where we want to be mentally, emotionally and physically. It takes one bad day to derail your own progress towards transformation goal. This last year I saw myself in this same predicament where somewhere along the way I was derailed by one thing and it snowballed from there. That’s part of the reason I wanted to do this in the first place, so I can summarize my intentions for 2020 in one word! I want to be able to be able to tell people a year from now I set out these 2020 intentions and delivered on them for myself and myself only.
How am I going to use this word throughout the year? As a reminder. Every single day I want to wake up with the mindset that each day I am moving closer to transforming my mind, health, and life. I know it seems a huge goal, but your entire life can really transform in a year. One thing I learned from last year (2019) is you just gotta love yourself enough to know you deserve more, be brave enough to demand more and discipline enough to actually work for more.
Now what the word doesn’t mean is beat myself up over things. A part of the reason why people get so off track for their goals throughout the year is because they start with such high, unreasonable expectations if something doesn’t go right (and let’s be real, when does life ever really go perfectly? Just look at how many times I failed the losing the weight for good!). Transformation means progress and being transformed by the progress without beating myself up over not reaching a goal.
This word reminder will help give me that extra layer of accountability to remember why I started this journey this year in the first place.