Committing to 2017

2016 was about learning to Lead My Life with Courage Instead of Fear

This year I would like to commit.

Commitment is hard because it requires a degree of vulnerability. It takes clarity and gumption to take a stand. It also takes faith to trust in and stand by yourself. Most conversely, commitment takes sacrifice. Like they say, no pain no gain.

No pain no gain –They

Commitment to my:

  • mind by reading a book a month*
  • body through the further physical and spiritual practice of yoga
  • soul through the nurturing of relationships with people (my humanity), my community (the makers of my environment), my family and friends (my lighthouse in stormy weather).

Like all things worthwhile, commitment comes at a cost — the cost of sacrifice. These are the things that will have to go:

  • I will have to let go of expectations to make room for the present moment.
  • I want to forget what could be in order to clearly remember what is.
  • I am ready to exchange anxiety and self doubt for peace and self confidence.
  • I bid adieu to spontaneity in exchange for freedom, for discipline affords just that.
  • I am ready to forfeit the status quo for a better future.

& with that is my commitment to 2017. Cheers, for we have only just begun 😉.

*Book list:

  1. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
  2. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married
  3. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
  4. Rich Dad Poor Dad
  5. Never Split the Difference
  6. A Woman Looking At Men Looking At Women
  7. Small Great Things
  8. Grit
  9. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  10. When Breath Becomes Air
  11. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  12. A Dog’s Purpose