I know it may not feel like it after the storm we just had in New England, but spring is almost here! We are nearly 3 months into 2019 and I thought this would be a good time to check in with all of you and see how you were doing with your “Word of the Year”? My word for 2019 is Trust.
This year I am going to trust my journey. That doesn’t mean that I will sit back and let life happen. I am actively looking for opportunity in my life and using it to help me achieve my goals. I am not a passenger on this journey; I am the driver and I am following my True North. In order to stay true to following your True North, you need to do things that are uncomfortable and sometimes you need to do them multiple times. For me this year it was being selected to pitch on Greenlight Maine. Being a part of this business pitch off TV show was something I had never done before. The stakes are high and if I won it could mean great things for my company.
After my first pitch, I found out that I moved on to the next round! I was so excited but so nervous at the same time. I kept practicing my pitch and put out positive thoughts that I would advance to the finals after my second pitch which took place on Sunday March 3rd. Going on this show was a calculated risk I took to put myself and my business out there. From the start I hoped I'd win but I didn't want to get my hopes up and be upset if I didn't make it through. I started stressing about it and I had to remind myself of my word of the year and trust that whatever happens is supposed to happen. I knew that I would give it my best shot but no matter how prepared I was, I still needed to trust my journey and accept the outcome.
Part of trusting my journey means to expect and accept some failure but to learn and grow from it. I have to be confident that I will be able to survive if things don’t go as I had hoped - in any aspect of my life. Regardless of the outcome I understand that this was all part of my journey and even though this experience was uncomfortable for me, it gave me more confidence and helped me to grow as a person. Sadly however, I did not make it on to the final round. Was I disappointed? Sure, I was. But I looked back to my word of the year and knew I had to trust that I did not make it to the finals for a reason. I am not sure what that reason is yet, but I bet in due time it will show itself. Until it does, all I can keep on doing is following my True North and trusting my journey.
That’s my update on my word of the year. How are you doing with yours? I would love to hear an update from you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and fill me in or leave a comment below!