Shonda Rimes (producer of shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) has a great book called The Year of Yes, where she, as a former ‘no to everything’ type gal started to say yes–to events, to invitations and more.
She basically started showing up to her own life, and everything changed for her.
I know that feeling.
I took some big steps on December 12, 2015 when I began to ask myself the questions:
What if I gave this coming year my best efforts?
What if I just tried to be the best VERSION of myself?
Up until that time, I was showing up to some parts of my life–like training and racing, maybe sometimes with the kids and spouse, but the rest of it?
I was just drowning. In so many ways.
With my commitment in 2016, I didn’t try to be anyone else. I didn’t try to live up to anyone else’s version of what I should be. I tried to stop comparing myself to others.
I just tried to get out of my own way.
2016 was a good year.
2017 was a tough year, but one where I grew immensely and where amazing doors opened up. So I can call it good, although very tiring and tough.
I decided that 2018 needed a new theme, a new flair.
For 2018, I decided to commit to a Year of No Nonsense–with myself and with others.
Somehow this idea has resonated with many of you, so I thought about a pledge, commitment and accountability group–why not spread the message of “no nonsense”?
No Nonsense is a very personal pledge.
It can mean different things for each of us–and that’s what makes it fun.
I commit to a Year of No Nonsense with the following. I pledge to:
- Show up to my life the best way I can, every single day
- Get out of my own way
- Make my goals and dreams a priority
- Forgive myself for the past
- Be present in the day-to-day
- Look towards the future with a positive attitude
- Stop the drama in my own life
- Stop participating in the drama that shows up
- Prioritize the positive changes I want to make
- Surround myself with positive influences
- Be kind to myself and others
- Stop the unique brand of nonsense in my own life
Add your OWN commitments on the pledge
and share on social media at #YearOfNoNonsense.
Once you sign the pledge, you’ll be invited to join the closed “Year of No Nonsense” Facebook Group.
Go here to sign the pledge
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