As it turns out, I’ve done a lot of things in my life that are ahead of the trend. It usually happens on accident most often during the times I’m actually choosing to acknowledge my internal compass.
Apparently the growing trend this year is having a word that you can put into action. You’ll see, if you look back to my earlier writings or if you’re a member of any of my private groups, I’ve been choosing specific words to focus on for about two years now. My main word of focus in 2018 was “Action”. It turned into a pivotal year of putting ideas into action that I have had for as long as I can remember. Some of those ideas were flops and some turned out brilliantly. As one of my favorite authors, Mel Robbins, would say, “5,4,3,2,1, Go. Motivation is bullshit. You just have to do it.”
This year I don’t have a word. I have a phrase that has been in my head since long before the New Year ball dropped in any state. I believe this phrase is going to be another power play in my journey.
The phrase is “ON PURPOSE”. As in: with intention, planned, thought out, with reason, etc.
There are so many things in life that drag us along. We cannot control every situation and people don’t belong to us. We don’t always have the final say when tough things happen to us, our loved ones or the world around us.
By doing the things on purpose, even the most simple things, we can make the moments we’re choosing that much more enjoyable. Gratitude shows up and peace beyond any understanding begins to take over. In turn, this makes the moments that we cannot control- the time that gets shifted out of our hands- into something that can fill our bucket in ways that astound even those with the most questioning of Faith.
Living intentionally allows us to to recharge our own personal battery, fill the bucket, the cup, or whichever term you use to explain how you ground yourself, re-energize and have growth with your own mental, physical and emotional well-being.
I hope you have already experienced how living with intention allows us to be able to offer a much better version of ourselves to others.
Whether you’re doing simple every day things or trekking the Australian Outback while solving worldly problems, do it on purpose. Or….. maybe find your own phrase this year.
With love and positive intention,