Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!
Can you believe that it’s 2020? As a kid, I couldn’t imagine the year 2020. I was born in 1963. Just the 2000s seemed crazy far away for so long. Yet- here we are! A fresh new year and a fresh new decade.
I’ve been scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed and reading all of the hopeful messages from friends and family for new beginnings. Health goals. Educational goals. Lifestyle changes. Risks to take. Resolutions to make.
Are you feeling that same way? Ready for your own new beginning? I’m right there with you, but not just because it’s a new year and a new decade. I feel like personal growth is just as crucial on January 1 as it is on March 4 or June 21 or October 12. See what I’m saying? Personal growth should be a continuous process. There shouldn’t be this pressure to fix everything or make significant changes just because the calendar changed.
There were many moments of growth and transformation for my family and me over the past 10 years. All five kids have drivers’ licenses. Four have graduated from high school. Three grabbed those college degrees. My husband turned his morning runs from a hobby into a true passion- recently completing a 100-miler. We laughed. We cried. We traveled. We moved to a new home. And I published a self-help book!
The book was the result of my own personal exploration. I was living life, but not experiencing life. I was simply going through the motions. I finally knew it was time for a change- a real change. I embarked on a mission to save myself from myself. Lifeguard tells my tale and offers a workbook section for YOU to discover a few things about yourself.
I was looking for truth and clarity. A series of questions centered around five main queries lit my path. Ever since I took the time to invest in myself, I have no regrets. I don’t see my life in that way. There is a lesson in every situation.
Here are a few sample questions for you to consider:
- What qualities do you believe that others admire about you? Do you rely on the admiration of others to feel important? Explain.
- What is something you believe that you do better than others? How did you accomplish this? Do you think others also believe that? Is it important for you that others notice?
- Do you enjoy spending time alone? Why or why not?
- Predict what would happen if you had one day with no obligations.
- Identify an area of your life that needs some housekeeping. What are three steps you could take to make this area of your life more successful?
- Is success more critical in your family life, your professional life, or your personal life? Explain.
- Do you have experience from your past that is holding you back from your future? Explain. What could be your first step in changing this?
How about ordering your own copy of Lifeguard to really dive into your life for 2020? You might even decide to head straight to the workbook section and go back to the beginning for my story later.
Who cares if the waters of your life are deep and the currents are strong! You’re worth the effort. Become the lifeguard in your life!
Order your copy HERE!