There's a whole section on a Word for the Year, a "sacred" word to focus on throughout the year.
As I was releasing the 2012 stuff (the first part of the workbook), the one thing that came up over and over for me is something I've talked about here before: the fear of success. So, naturally, my word for the year is:
The above is a colored pencil drawing that I've stuck up on my door. I can see it from my lazy perch in my recliner. I can see it every time I leave the apartment. I think this is a good place for it. I'm considering making a couple more to put in other places.
I'm still working on the stuff that goes with it that helps you explore what hinders accomplishing the word, and what you can do to increase your chances of making it work.
One of the problems I'm having though is defining exactly what "Success" means for me.
I tried to write a paragraph about my "dreamiest day".
It involved a couple of people I care about, and doing something fun. It included having "enough" money to wear new clothes and do a fun activity in a location far from home.
Other than that? I didn't envision a particular job. I did see a large bank account and lots of web traffic.
But how do I get there?
These are things everyone thinks about, right? But there's a major disconnect between where I am and where that is. There are all these intermediate steps that I don't know how to fill in.
So, working on that.
What is "success" to me?
Enough money to pay my bills, have a nice place to live, have a little savings put away, help C with college. . . Feeling fulfilled in whatever work I'm doing; having fun with it. . . Having a partner whose skills complement mine, who can hold me up when I'm falling, who isn't scared of my strength. . .