Creating myself – my motto for the year 2023
For years I haven’t really been a fan of new year’s resolution. Not that I haven’t believed in annual goals. I have. As a matter of fact, I have been setting goals for years and followed them. It has given something like an orientation. And yet, I admit that at times I got distracted, didn’t follow up on my goals, changed direction half way or forgot my goals altogether.
Last year was different in that I did set an annual goal: learning to love myself the way I am. Today, a little bit more than a year later I am proud to say that I have achieved my goal.
This does not mean that the journey ends. Indeed, having „achieved“ my goal has shown me how much goal-setting can be liberating, motivating, directing, soothing, energizing, inspiring. It depends what you make of it.
In 2023 the journey continues. My #1 goal for 2023 is to create myself.
LIFE is about
For years I have had this quote on a board right behind my desks. It first didn’t resonate with me. For I found it pretentious to claim that life is about creating yourself. Today, I think differently. For life is not solely about reacting to external circumstances but shaping our environment. We are not passive human resources. We are agents of change – if we choose to be so.
Creating myself encompasses nurturing my physical, emotional and spiritual health. And it doesn’t stop there as creating myself opens doors to much more. Hence, I came up with a list of five goals or drivers for 2023:
All five drivers are related to each other one way or another. And there is no strict order of these drivers. I think they will help me shape and live an exciting year 2023 and I am really looking forward to it.
New year’s resolutions are personal in nature. These five drivers are mine. But I don’t want to keep them to myself but want to share my experiences along the way. This is why I want to speak about my personal experiences on a more regular basis. For this purpose I am using this blog as well as my YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/@Motivate2B-Channel). Any feedback will be highly welcome. I am curious, nervous and excited about it. All at the same time. And I feel that somehow I am going out on a limb. But hey!
No risk. No story.
Episode 1 is now available on YouTube.