I’m participating in the 31 Days to Reset Your Life program at Happy Black Woman. The program is designed to help you evaluate your goals and priorities and think of them in the context of your life today and how you might be able to refocus on what’s important. Read on to learn about my experience with the challenge!
I had a leg up on Day 4’s exercise, because I’ve actually done something similar before. We were asked to take some time to write down everything we value, anything that we care about – at least more than 12. Then, we needed to designate from that list the ten we felt were at the top.
In the previous exercise I did, I had narrowed it down to five. I did the original exercise with Deirdre Maloney; you can read about her company Momentum San Diego here. And not surprisingly, those five were on my list again (I didn’t do the exercise that long ago). But I found my additional five to be very interesting. I had to very, very selective to do the first five – but now I had the opportunity to list other parts of my life that were important.
My original five: Being generous, leadership, leaving a legacy, love, making a difference
The five I added tonight: Being a role model, connecting with others, having a family, integrity, succeeding in my career
I think being a role model and connecting with others are the two that jump out to me most. Being a role model perhaps is my elaboration of leadership, leaving a legacy, and making a difference all at the same time. It’s important to me to always conduct myself in a way that others respect and love. I also value making connections – this is why my friendships and relationships with my family are so important to me – because connecting with others is an important part of my life.
I encourage you to do this exercise, too! Doing the original five was so eye opening to me, and allowed me to understand the underlying motivation for everything I do.
Thanks for sharing this! We are motivated by our values whether they are spoken or not. Your blog post made me think of that! I feel so much better now that my values are written on paper, because I noticed that I needed to do some re-prioritizing. Happy resetting sis!
It’s my pleasure, and thank you for participating alongside! It really helps having others go through the process at the same time, thinking similar things! This really is an intense program!!
Looking forward to what’s next!
Donnie’s comment reminds me of something a friend said earlier today: “If it’s not written down, it’s not real.” The writing part helps to make all of this real. Great post! We definitely share a similar outlook. Happy Reset!
So true! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 happy reset to you, too!
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