I saw this picture today on Facebook of my friends when we were in London for blogtour with Modenus. My friend and follow designer, The Modern Sybarite, Richard Rabel is giving us a royal wave from his black cab. I thought it the perfect picture to wave 2013 good bye. In our Tobi Fairley Mastermind group, we have all chosen a word to set our intentions for the new year. Last year, you might remember mine was authentic. Of course after I chose it there was a landfall of people who also posted it as their word of the year for 2013, so it was a little watered down for me, but I think I stuck with it pretty well. When I look back on last year, I feel like I achieved many of the goals I set for myself and even had some surprises along the way. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow but for today, I wanted to share my word for 2014.
Over the course of the past year, I have had so many fabulous opportunities come my way. I’m not complaining at all because I would not have changed a thing if I had it to do all over but I would change my focus and live more intentionally.
No matter what the situation if you approach with a focus things seem to fall into place in a more meaningful way. If you go about things willy nilly, you often miss some really important opportunities.
I believe in living life with intention and creating intentional design therefore, I am going to focus on my work and my life and make every effort intentional.
I’m making a conscious effort to delete things that don’t bring happiness, joy or benefit to my family or my work. Those things can include, but isn’t limited to lifestyle choices, methods, organization, design related functions or events, people, and just plain time suckers. I also vow not to notice the competition because if I am watching others I am not using my time wisely and by watching them my divert my focus on goals that will be more beneficial to my work. You know what they say about “Comparison being the thief of Joy”.
I have created 12 focus themes for each month. I will have a focus goal and will implement steps to achieve that goal in the 30 days of each month. I’ll share more of my 12 goals later.
I have been dealt tragedies in my life, but instead of focus on the loss or sadness I am going to look for the lessons I learned and put them to good use in making me a stronger person, better listener and better friend, wife and mother.
Also, if you like you can follow MY 2014 Vision Board on Pinterest. There isn’t a lot on there yet but there will be soon! (Thanks to my friend Denise McGaha for giving me that idea, it’s a good one!)