On December 17th, a girl friend asked me via text. “Are there any good books you suggest I start reading?”
After a 15 minute pause, I answered back. “There is a pdf about choosing your word of the year for 2015. I've chosen discipline as my word.”
I had chosen that word back in November in anticipation of the New Year. I hadn't really planned on sharing that information with anyone, as sometimes I fear that I sound like a broken record. But I then remembered a couple months prior, she had expressed to me that I’d inspired her to do the actual work it takes to achieve goals. According to her, most people just say they want to achieve goal, but they don’t want to do the work.
I have dedicated much of 2014 to focusing on the small things required to achieve the larger goals I have. I've decided this New Year, to share the information I’m using to truly become the strongest version of myself. My hope is it will be as helpful to you, as it has been for me.
I have taken this little PDF workbook to heart. I thought I would pass the link to download it along to you http://christinekane.com/word/
My 2015 “Word of the Year” is “Discipline”.
Since November, this one word has shaken me into attention in every aspect of my life. Anything that is not working, or that I hope to make work, I have begun to think to myself, “If I were disciplined in this, what would it look like.”
Immediately this word is able to open up new possibilities. It has sparked the creative side of my brain, and has helped me to see solutions to many of the challenges in my path. It has also given me an intense level of focus.
This is a snapshot of part of my personal worksheet.
Today, I registered for the USAW-L1SP (USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certification) at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, for the weekend of March 7th, 2015.
In two more weeks I will register for my NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification) to take the week prior to me leaving for Colorado.
The following week I will take the PN-L1 (Precision Nutrition Coach Certification) that I have already registered for.
At the end of March, after those exams are complete, I will map out the course for the last 2 goals on my list.
2014 was a 365 day long lesson, in focusing on what is truly important to me, and waking up each day with a purpose. This new found level of focus and purpose as helped me to view my future with hope and excitement.
I hope you will also join me in renewing your faith in yourself. With a day full of distractions, it is easy to feel like you have no real purpose to the day. But I urge you to think about what you really want for your life and to take the small steps to get there each day.
I have gotten some very personal messages from some of you, and I have been told in person that some of you are reading and enjoying my blog. It honestly catches me off guard, but it is so helpful for me to hear that my stories have helped you.
My days are hard...my personal life is far from perfect. It is my job to look like I have it all together. In reality, I am just learning every day, and hoping to share what I learn with you.
You all help give me strength to take on each day, even when fear is gripping my heart. I walk boldly... because I want you to walk boldly.
So lets take on this New Year together. Let’s pick one word that will help anchor us to our purpose and to our goals.http://christinekane.com/word/
Wish me luck!
I’m off to hit the books! :)