As we move in to a new decade, most of us are reflecting on the last 10 years. All the personal development influencers say that 'you over estimate what you can do in a year and underestimate what you can do in 10 years'.
10 years ago... we were settling into a new life in Brisbane. The year before we experienced the life changing power of a flash flood. This flood washed through the town and the place we called home. At the time, losing all of our possessions felt like we lost everything that we worked so hard for. In hindsight, this natural disaster was one of those life turning moments, that put us on a different path.
My immediate goals of 2009 were to: get married, secure a Government Job and finish my Psychology degree (the degree I started when I left school 7 years earlier). I will admit I found it hard to dream too far ahead, only ever really being able to see a few metres in front of me. This was thanks to lack of confidence and many limits beliefs. The only long term goals I had were to join the Police and have a child. And those dreams were desires I had since I was a teenager, so there was really no 'dreaming big'.
Upon reflection, I have actually achieved, failed, learnt and grown SOOOOOOO much in the last 10 years and it makes me think... if I did that WITHOUT the tools, knowledge, drive and passion that I have now..... WELL, in the words of my 3 year old - 'HOLY MOLY' Imagine what I can achieve, fail at, learn from and grow into in this next decade. Look out 2020 and beyond.
This decade I promise myself, to be more fearless, more brave, more embodied, more in-tune and responsive to my own needs and desires, and not be afraid to strive and fail as often as I need. I also promise not to break the promises I make to myself, because I am the most important person in my life. If I don't have my shit together, then how can I be a great role model to my daughter? A present and loving wife to my husband? A calming and positive influence on the community and my clients? A caring, fun and understanding friend to the special people in my life? A happy, fulfilled and purposeful human?
I AM FEARLESS
I AM BRAVE
I AM EMBODIED
I AM STRONG
I AM ENOUGH
I AM WORTHY
Key Points I want to drive home:
* We may struggle to see the benefits in pain, failure and 'disasters' at the time, but time will reveal that there were lessons to learn and I believe it can be the universes way of nudging us in the right direction - even if its not the direction you wanted or even considered.
* You can live a good life full of achievements and growth, without having a big picture approach to life, BUT imagine how amazing your life can be when you invest time, energy, love, passion and purpose into your growth - you can achieve things BEYOND your wildest dreams, not just those in your childhood 'what do you want to be when you grow up' dreams and fixed mind.
* Self care, self reflections, boundaries and not breaking promises to yourself is so important in being the best version of you!
*Limiting beliefs and old paradigms can severely hold you back in life, the best part is you CAN change these and change the course of your life!!! (Many times over).
Happy New Year to those who made it on my page. I would love to hear your thoughts, reflections, lessons and goals for the new decade below. Be brave and share your promises below, help yourself stay accountable to who and what you truly desire.