So the internet told us that January 3 was National Inspiration and Motivation Day. We can’t say for sure how valid it is (annnd maybe we're a bit late), or who determined the when and how, but for right now we’re vibing and leaning in to the new year energy so we’re going to go with it. And before you click off to dodge another frilly ‘Five Tips to Become the Best You’ post - this isn’t that. (also, no shade if that IS your vibe.)
It’s the very ethos of our brand and the intention of our business to support you in living life inspired. Whatever the season is, and however life is calling you to it, our hope is that your dedication to yourself and the truth of who you are will inspire the way you move in all aspects of your life. That inspiration should move you more directly into your lane with the full knowledge that your path is the right one. Full stop.
We’re acculturated to strive. It’s the world we live in. There is always a deep emphasis on doing, achieving, and becoming…and we’re not mad at that. There’s also another part to the conversation that we don’t want to miss. As motivation and inspiration compels us to become something more, how can we also be inspired to know that our present-self is good too? That’s where we want to spend some time and create space for exploring. How can we leverage motivation as a turn inward and not only a directive out and upward? What about your present self and season is inspiring you to be even more of what you already are?
Whether you are team resolutions or lean more into the side of keeping plans loose and nimble, we invite you to ask yourself some questions that might center your thoughts on how to approach 2024, and most importantly, how to show up for yourself, as yourself.
- Who do I desire to be?
- What do I want to be known for?
- What are my values?
- What am I being called to do with the time I’ve been given?
- What are the things that light me up?
- What are the areas that make me strongest?
- What makes me feel most alive?
- Where is my safe and secure place?
- What actions (within my control) will bring me closer to living the life I want?
- How well do my goals fully align with who I am and with the current season I’m in?
- How can I lean into my community for support, partnership and accountability?
Good news and achievements are wonderful. Goals are fuel for becoming. Growth is a necessary part of the journey. And often, there is no specific formula or script for how to reach them or what it means once we achieve. There is only belief, full presence of self, and the time we have right now to fully live into the lives we create.
We hope that motivation and inspiration meets you in the way that shows you who you are, and empowers you for all that you can and want to be.
To a full and beautiful 2024 -- let's go.Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash