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Day 6 of the Joy Challenge: Commit to Flourishing
In celebration of relaunching my signature Course, I’ve been challenging *YOU* to start prioritizing joy in your life. We’re at the end of our 6 Day Joy Challenge, but you can take it anytime! If you want to take part in the last five challenges challenges, links are located here.
One of the questions I always come back to when coaching and in my own life is a deceptively simple one-word question.
I want you to try it out with rapid, quick fire answers to the questions below. Don’t censor yourself or overthink this one — just write the first few things that pop into your mind.
Why do I want to develop self-love?
Why connect with myself?
Why do I care about defining success?
Why nurture strong relationships?
Why am I declaring my goals and developing habits?
Why commit to my flourishing?
A commitment requires some sort of promise, some sort of special ritual. You’re welcome to get elaborate here — a piece of gorgeous talisman jewelry, a freshly decorated and de-cluttered workspace, a special solo weekend away — or you can keep it simple.
At the very least, I want you to write an affirmation of joy, a dedication to flourishing or a statement of commitment in your own handwriting and post it somewhere in your home that you’ll see daily.
Not sure what to write? Use one of these!
My joy is worthy of my attention and I am worthy of joy.
I commit to flourishing.
I am living life on my own terms, starting now.
I am capable of achieving my dreams.
My Life. My Choices. My Joy.
Snap a photo of your commitment, and post it online using the hashtag #thejoyequation to share with our Stratejoy Tribe. I’m SO looking forward to these.
We’re running at full speed over here to prep for the Course launch on Friday, so I’m taking the “at the very least” option today!
And here’s what I came up with —
“My life is my art, my offering, my contribution. Make it beautiful. Make it count.”
Even if you weren’t participating out-loud and online, I hope these last 6 days gave you things to ponder in your own life. What do you care about? Does your schedule and effort reflect that? Are you letting obstacles of fear or judgement or indecision stand in your way? What’s the end game? And why do you freakin’ care?
If you’re ready for the deeper dive, I’m ready for you.
If you’re craving a reset button on your life — one full of clarity and forward movement — this is your chance to do the big thinking and make intentional decisions in the company of 100+ like-minded ladies.
Here’s What I Know:
Commit To Flourishing
Striving to be all things to all people is exhausting.
Why don’t you try asking yourself these very same questions for a change?
How can I help myself? How can I support myself? How can I take care of myself?
The answer is commitment. Commitment to your own personal fulfillment and flourishing. Commitment with your whole heart. Commitment with your full sense of self.
You can commit in many forms — with time, energy or money, with your willingness to clash with society or the persona your partner/friends/family expect you to be, with your sacred rituals that remind you who you are and what you love.
You’ll have to be brave enough to speak up, look up, live it up.
Your commitment will be worth it because this isn’t a dress rehearsal and you don’t get a do over.
This is your life!
This is your shot to leave a legacy, love with your whole heart, make a difference, appreciate beauty, dance wildly, own your gifts, embrace magic, be kind, and live with integrity.
On your own terms, of course.
And by living life on your own terms, you’re setting off a chain of positive reactions.
You’re allowing others to see the true you, the one that’s been buried or burnt out or scared. You’re inspiring those around you to seek success that is authentic to them. You’re teaching your children to express their uniqueness, to have faith in their individual worth. You’re setting an example of truth, an example of courage.
You’re actually helping, supporting and caring for others by helping, supporting and caring for yourself, love.
Are you up for it?
Committing to your own flourishing guarantees your success. It gives you a safety blanket when the going gets tough. You’ve already made the commitment to travel this road, so just wrap that blanket of commitment around you and face the icy patches with your chin up.
You may have to adjust your course, but you’ve already made the commitment to move forward. Small step, by small step. There’s no option to bow out or retreat, only to respond to challenges with gracious flexibility and patience for pit stops.
This commitment is important. This commitment is vital.
This commitment to your flourishing is essential.
Are you with me?
Yes? Then, let’s do something about it!
This step of The Joy Equation confirms your dedication to joyful living and the awareness and courage it will take every day.