Do you have a new initiative for the new decade?
As much as I’m not a fan of New Years resolutions, I do love a new initiative. The beginning of a new decade can be a catalyst, but so can any other day.
What’s the difference between a resolution and an initiative?
Initiatives are a fresh start. You begin something. Beginnings are hopeful, fresh and open. Beginnings take root in results over time. By definition, resolutions are much heavier. A firm decision to do or not do something. If you adjust a resolution, you have failed.
In 2019, I followed through on one main initiative: taking care of my health by committing to a yoga practice.
The catalyst for my health initiative was a prolonged case of vertigo. This time last year, I was that older woman, tipping over in yoga class and taking extra care going up and down the stairs, trying to mask my nausea with a smile. Little by little, my mind and body became stronger and more flexible as the vertigo finally abated.
The funny thing is, for years I had been saying, “I need to get back to yoga”. This was usually accompanied by an f-bomb in a moment of stress, frustration, or trying to persist through injury after injury while I was long distance running.
“So, what’s it going to be next?” I asked my inner guru last month, “What will be my new initiative?
“Write daily. In public.” she responded.
You see, there’s another thing I’ve been saying in moments of frustration for years. “I need to write a (f-bomb) book.”
Well, the book hasn’t written itself, no matter how much I cuss about it or say ‘abracadabra’. It seems writing takes a regular practice, like every other worthwhile result asking to be brought into form. It’s time to get all the thoughts, lessons and stories of the past out of my head and onto the page, starting with this – today’s first #LaurasDailyLetter.
A new initiative – Laura’s Daily Letters
I wish you a happy new year, and new decade!
What’s your inner guru asking you to initiate?