I am giving myself permission this year.
Permission to make mistakes, permission to have bad days, permission to fail, permission to get it wrong.
However, I am NOT giving my permission to be mean. No, I may not hurt those around me. I am not allowed to bring others down with me. I will not spread dissension, lies, or gossip to make others feel like I do.
When I make a mistake, I will stop and decide if there’s a lesson to be learned. When I have a bad day, I will pause and discern where the attitude started. When I fail, I will pick myself up and start again. When I am wrong, I will admit my error.
But there will be bad days without a reason, I will make mistakes that have no lesson, I will fail, repeatedly, and I will be wrong. I am human, after all.
I choose to live by choice, not by chance.
I choose to make changes, not excuses.
I choose to be motivated, not manipulated.
I choose to be useful, not used.
I choose to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.
Want to see how I’ve chosen to be STRONG in my goals? Read my Power Word post